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Title Reagan and public discourse in America / edited by Michael Weiler and W. Barnett Pearce.
Imprint Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [1992]
©1992

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Series Studies in rhetoric and communication
Studies in rhetoric and communication.
Subject Reagan, Ronald -- Language.
Reagan, Ronald -- Oratory.
Rhetoric -- Political aspects -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Communication in politics -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
United States -- Politics and government -- 1981-1989.
Alt Name Weiler, Michael, 1949-
Pearce, W. Barnett.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 351 pages).
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 331-337) and index.
Contents Introduction : the rhetorical analysis of the Reagan administration / W. Barnett Pearce, Michael Weiler -- Ceremonial discourse : the rhetorical ecology of the Reagan administration / Michael Weiler, W. Barnett Pearce -- Rhetoric, legitimation, and the end of the Cold War : Ronald Reagan at the Moscow Summit, 1988 / G. Thomas Goodnight -- President Reagan at the London Guildhall : a British interpretation / Robin Carter -- Acting like a president : or, what has Ronald Reagan done to political speaking? / J. Jeffrey Auer -- Antithesis and oxymoron : Ronald Reagan's figurative rhetorical structure / James Jasinski -- The transformation of actor to scene : some strategic grounds of the Reagan legacy / Jane Blankenship, Janette Kenner Muir -- A rhetorical ambush at Reykjavik : a case study of the transformation of discourse / W. Barnett Pearce, Deborah K. Johnson, Robert J. Branham -- The paranoid style in foreign policy : Ronald Reagan's control of the situation in Nicaragua / Jeff D. Bass -- When the shoe is on the other foot : the Reagan administration's treatment of the shootdown of Iran Air 655 / Marilyn J. Young -- The Reagan attack on welfare / Michael Weiler -- The city as marketplace : a rhetorical analysis of the urban enterprise zone policy / DeLysa Burnier, David Descutner -- Civil religion and public argument : Reagan as public priest of the antiabortion movement / Catherine Helen Palczewski.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 0585212953 (electronic bk.)
9780585212951 (electronic bk.)
0817305858
OCLC # 44956827
Additional Format Print version: Reagan and public discourse in America. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©1992 0817305858 (DLC) 92001349 (OCoLC)25282319
Table of Contents
 Acknowledgments 
 Introduction: The Rhetorical Analysis of the Reagan Administration / W. Barnett Pearce, Michael Weiler1
Pt. IThe Invention of Reagan's Discourse 
 1Ceremonial Discourse: The Rhetorical Ecology of the Reagan Administration / Michael Weiler, W. Barnett Pearce11
 2Rhetoric, Legitimation, and the End of the Cold War: Ronald Reagan at the Moscow Summit, 1988 / G. Thomas Goodnight43
 3President Reagan at the London Guildhall: A British Interpretation / Robin Carter72
Pt. IIThe Style of Reagan's Discourse 
 4Acting like a President; or, What Has Ronald Reagan Done to Political Speaking? / J. Jeffery Auer93
 5Antithesis and Oxymoron: Ronald Reagan's Figurative Rhetorical Structure / James Jasinski121
 6The Transformation of Actor to Scene: Some Strategic Grounds of the Reagan Legacy / Jane Blankenship, Janette Kenner Muir135
Pt. IIIForeign Policy Case Studies 
 7A Rhetorical Ambush at Reykjavik: A Case Study of the Transformation of Discourse / W. Barnett Pearce, Deborah K. Johnson, Robert J. Branham163
 8The Paranoid Style in Foreign Policy: Ronald Reagan's Control of the Situation in Nicaragua / Jeff D. Bass183
 9When the Shoe Is on the Other Foot: The Reagan Administration's Treatment of the Shootdown of Iran Air 655 / Marilyn J. Young203
Pt. IVDomestic Policy Case Studies 
 10The Reagan Attack on Welfare / Michael Weiler227
 11The City as Marketplace: A Rhetorical Analysis of the Urban Enterprise Zone Policy / DeLysa Burnier, David Descutner251
 12Civil Religion and Public Argument: Reagan as Public Priest of the Antiabortion Movement / Catherine Helen Palczewski266
 Notes285
 Bibliography331
 Contributors339
 Index343


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