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Eminent Rhetoric: Language, Gender and Cultural Tropes

Eminent Rhetoric: Language, Gender and Cultural Tropes (Hardback)

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Fay examines the unacknowledged political uses of language in modern culture that engender and effectuate power imbalances among speakers and listeners. She locates six strategies in which women are particularly targeted by politicized rhetoric and shows how they are used in a variety of language-informed social arenas. Using bell hooks' pedagogy of talking back, Eminent Rhetoric argues that women need not only to learn how to recognize victimizing rhetoric, but also to start to challenge it and its rhetors. Women must be shown how the everyday language of politicians, educators, and newscasters is not natural but is marked--designed for manipulative purposes that put women at risk.

Languages with Grant & CutlerLearning & Reference By SubjectSociolinguisticsLanguages with Grant & CutlerLinguisticsSemanticsLGBT & Gender StudiesGender studiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesCultural StudiesPhilosophy, Psychology & Social SciencesSocial groups Publisher: ABC-CLIO Publication Date: 20/06/1994 ISBN-13: 9780897893091  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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ELIZABETH A. FAY is Assistant Professor of English, University of Massachusetts at Boston. She is co-editor of Working-Class Women in Academia: Laborers in the Knowledge Factory (1993) and a contributor to Constructing and Reconstructing Gender: The Links among Communication, Language, and Gender (1992).

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