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Presidents and protesters : political rhetoric in the 1960s /
Theodore Otto Windt, Jr.
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Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1990.
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xvii, 309 p. ; 24 cm. --
ISBN
0817305068 (alk. paper)
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Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, c1990.
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0817305068 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2424166
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 245-303) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-05:
This insightful book might more accurately be titled "Topics in Sixties Rhetoric," since it deals with a series of rhetorical styles and instances. Regardless of the format, Windt presents an impressive analysis of the importance of rhetoric to actual US politics, whether in the White House or in the streets. His work demonstrates how much one can learn about politics by taking seriously the consciously articulated arguments of political leaders and activists, a research approach largely ignored by practitioners of behavioral and formal analysis. The chapters on the three presidents of the '60s are especially illuminating, each adding considerably to an understanding of their presidencies and political careers. Windt also manages to make sense of the seeming rhetorical cacophony of various '60s protest movements by identifying four forms of rhetoric consistently in use during this time. Overall, the book is an extremely able example of the rhetorical study of politics, much deserving of emulation by future scholars. Recommended for undergraduate libraries. -S. E. Schier, Carleton College
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"This is a carefully researched and well-argued analysis of the rhetoric of the turbulent sixties." Raymie E. McKerrow, University of Maine
“This is a carefully researched and well-argued analysis of the rhetoric of the turbulent sixties.” – Raymie E. McKerrow, University of Maine
"Windt's fresh interpretations are based on solid rhetorical analysis…. A fine work that makes a valuable contribution to the field both in methodology and findings." Robert V. Friedenberg, Miami University
“Windt’s fresh interpretations are based on solid rhetorical analysis&. A fine work that makes a valuable contribution to the field both in methodology and findings.” – Robert V. Friedenberg, Miami University
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The decade of the 1960s was a time of passionate politics and resounding rhetoric. The "resounding rhetoric," from Kennedy's celebrated inaugural address, to the outlandish antics of the Yippies, is the focus of this book. The importance of this volume is its consideration of both people in power (presidents) and people out of power (protesters), and its delineation of the different rhetorical bases that each had to work from in participating in the politics of the 1960s. An excellent and lucid introduction to the study of political rhetoric, Presidents and Protestersplaces rhetorical acts within their specific political contexts, changing the direction of previous rhetorical studies from the sociological to the historical-political. Above all, this is an intellectual history of the 1960s as seen through the rhetoric of the participants, which ultimately shows that the major participants utilized every form of political discourse available and, consequently, exhausted not only themselves but the rhetorical forms as well.
Main Description
The decade of the 1960s was a time of passionate politics and resounding rhetoric. The “resounding rhetoric,” from Kennedy’s celebrated inaugural address, to the outlandish antics of the Yippies, is the focus of this book. The importance of this volume is its consideration of both people in power (presidents) and people out of power (protesters), and its delineation of the different rhetorical bases that each had to work from in participating in the politics of the 1960s. An excellent and lucid introduction to the study of political rhetoric, Presidents and Protestersplaces rhetorical acts within their specific political contexts, changing the direction of previous rhetorical studies from the sociological to the historical-political. Above all, this is an intellectual history of the 1960s as seen through the rhetoric of the participants, which ultimately shows that the major participants utilized every form of political discourse available and, consequently, exhausted not only themselves but the rhetorical forms as well.
Main Description
'Windt's fresh interpretations are based on solid rhetorical analysis... A fine work that makes a valuable contribution to the field both in methodology and findings.'--Robert V. Friedenberg
Table of Contents
Studies In Rhetoric And Communicationp. ii
Prefacep. ix
Presidentsp. 1
Presidential Rhetoric Perspectivesp. 3
Conclusionp. 14
The Crisis Rhetoric of President John F. Kennedy: The First Two Yearsp. 17
The Crisis Rhetoric of President John E. Kennedy: The Final Yearp. 61
Conclusionp. 75
Conclusionp. 84
Americanizing the Vietnam War: President Johnson's Press Conference of July 28, 1965p. 88
Conclusionp. 103
Understanding Richard Nixon: A Psycho-Rhetorical Analysisp. 106
Conclusionp. 132
Protestersp. 137
A Rhetorical Sketch of Protests Perspectivesp. 139
Liberal Protest: Procedural Politics and Deliberative Rhetoricp. 160
Conclusionp. 174
The Administrative Rhetoric of Credibility: Changing the Issuesp. 177
Conclusionp. 188
The Dynamics of Ideology and Forms of Ideological Rhetoricp. 190
Conclusionp. 208
The Diatribe or the Subversion of Delicacyp. 211
Conclusionp. 238
Postscript to a Decadep. 240
Notesp. 245
Bibliographyp. 288
Indexp. 304
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