Rhetorical Homologies: Form, Culture, Experience (Hardback)
  • Rhetorical Homologies: Form, Culture, Experience (Hardback)
zoom

Rhetorical Homologies: Form, Culture, Experience (Hardback)

(author)
£40.95
Hardback 264 Pages / Published: 31/10/2004
  • We can order this

Usually despatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
One of the most widely used ideas in scholarship of the humanities and social sciences is that of homology: a formal pattern structuring different kinds of texts, ideas, and experiences. Rhetorical Homologies explores the central meaning of this form in a variety of discourses and also examines the kind of homologies that shape audience responses to personal, public, and political issues. Barry Brummett is most interested in homologies among very different orders of experience and texts: experiences on the battlefield that are homologous to those at a dining room table, for instance. What the common patterns that underlie such cases mean, why they are interesting, and why homology is rhetorical are the subjects of this study. Brummett focuses on a wide range of topics, from the homologies between rhetoric and weapons throughout history to the homology of ritual injuries as manifested in representation of Christian martyrs, Laurel and Hardy films, the African-American practice of playing the dozens, and televised professional wrestling. Brummett also explores the homology of the Wise Woman, using rhetorical representation of Sojourner Truth and Oprah Winfrey. In a concluding chapter, Brummett argues that the idea of homology is important in understanding how social life is organized in general and that the centrality of discourse in organizing experience makes rhetorical homologies an important perspective for general knowledge beyond the boundaries of this study.

Publisher: The University of Alabama Press
ISBN: 9780817314231
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 513 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm

You may also be interested in...

Girls Will Be Girls
Added to basket
Eating Animals
Added to basket
The Songlines
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Sapiens
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
A Russian Journal
Added to basket
£12.99
Paperback
Orientalism
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Xenophobe's Guide to the English
Added to basket
The Tipping Point
Added to basket
£9.99   £7.99
Paperback
Conspicuous Consumption
Added to basket
The Scottish Enlightenment
Added to basket
Midnight In Sicily
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The History of Sexuality
Added to basket
How England Made the English
Added to basket
Roads To Santiago
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
My Future Listography
Added to basket
£11.99
Paperback

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.