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Critical Questions (Custom)

Critical Questions (Custom) - 03 edition

Critical Questions (Custom) - 03 edition

ISBN13: 9780072875232

ISBN10: 0072875232

Critical Questions (Custom) by William Nothstine, Carole Blair and Gary A. Copeland - ISBN 9780072875232
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03
Copyright: 2003
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Custom
Published: 2003
International: No
Critical Questions (Custom) by William Nothstine, Carole Blair and Gary A. Copeland - ISBN 9780072875232

ISBN13: 9780072875232

ISBN10: 0072875232

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 03

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Summary

Critical Questions is a unique collection of original essays about the practice of media and rhetorical critics. Eighteen practicing critics offer insightful discussion of how the critical questions are formed that guide their research, and how the writing and publishing processes can alter and shape those questions. Critical Questions places these issues in their historical context and offers guidelines for beginning critics.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Part I: Critical Invention: A General Orientation

Chapter 1: Invention in Media and Rhetorical Criticism: A General Orientation
Chapter 2: Professionalization and the Eclipse of Critical Invention
Chapter 3: Wandering with Rhetorical Criticism
Chapter 4: The Invention of Rhetorical Criticism in My Work

Part II: Critical Invention: Maxims, Commentaries, and Cases

Maxim 1: Criticism Requires Understanding and Pursuing One's Own Interest

Chapter 5: Feminist and The Mary Tyler Moore Show
Chapter 6: The Campaign for Civil Defense
Chapter 7: The Frankenstein Myth in Contemporary Cinema

Maxim 2: Criticism is Written to and for an Audience

Chapter 8: Rhetorical Structure and Primate
Chapter 9: Constitutive Rhetoric and the Peuple Quebecois
Chapter 10: Pseudo-Private and the PTL Ministry Scandal

Maxim 3: Criticism is Both Served and Confined by Theory and Methos

Chapter 11: The Metaphor of Force in Prowar Discourse
Chapter 12: Premillennial Apocalyptic
Chapter 13: The Rhetoric of Dehumanization
Chapter 14: Cicero's Redemptive Identification

Maxim 4: Criticism Rarely Travels a Straight Line to Its End

Chapter 15: Public Memorializing in Postmodernity
Chapter 16: The Rhetoric of American Foreign Policy
Chapter 17: Reminiscences of Los Alamos

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