Rhetoric, Politics and Society

Rhetoric in British Politics and Society

Editors: Atkins, J., Finlayson, A., Martin, J., Turnbull, N. (Eds.)

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Although the art of rhetoric is central to the practice of politics it also plays an important role in civic and private life. Using Aristotelian notions of ethos, pathos and logos, this collection offers engaging discussions on everything from Prime Minister's Questions and Welsh devolution to political satire and the rhetoric of cultural racism.

About the authors

Bridget Byrne University of Manchester, UK Robin Burrow, University of Buckingham, UK Andrew Scott Crines, University of Leeds, UK Katherine Dommett, University of Sheffield, UK Neil Foxlee, University of Central Lancashire, UK Richard Hayton, University of Leeds, UK Libby McEnhill, University of Huddersfield, UK Kevin Morrell, University of Warwick, UK Nicholas O'Shaughnessy, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Christopher Reid, Queen Mary, University of London, UK Katherine L. SmithUniversity of Manchester, UK Richard Toye, University of Exeter, UK

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction: Rhetoric and the British Way of Politics

    Finlayson, Alan (et al.)

    Pages 1-13

  • The Rhetoric of Rhetoric — Political Rhetoric as Function and Dysfunction

    O’Shaughnessy, Nicholas

    Pages 17-29

  • Rhetorical Technique and Governance — Aphorisms and Leaders’ Political Persuasion

    Morrell, Kevin (et al.)

    Pages 30-44

  • Rhetoric and Parliamentary Leadership — Prime Minister’s Questions

    Reid, Christopher

    Pages 45-57

  • Rhetoric and Political Intervention — Churchill’s World War II Speeches in Context

    Toye, Richard

    Pages 58-70

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Rhetoric in British Politics and Society
Editors
  • J. Atkins
  • A. Finlayson
  • J. Martin
  • N. Turnbull
Series Title
Rhetoric, Politics and Society
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-32553-2
DOI
10.1057/9781137325532
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-32552-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-45941-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 189
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