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Politically Speaking

Cross-Cultural Studies of Rhetoric

Edited by Robert Paine
Categories: Anthropology/ethnography, Cultural Studies, Migration And Resettlement, North Atlantic European Studies, Policy And Politics
Series: Social and Economic Papers
Series Number: 10
Hardcover : 9780919666375, 222 pages, April 1981


This volume focuses on the organization of meaning in the verbal culture of politics. Of ten chapters, six examine the rhetoric of a specific speech or event, and four are theoretical discussions of rhetoric in terms of context, strategy, performance and persuasion.


A wealth of insight, intellectual challenge, and fascinating ethnographic detail.

- American Ethnologist