Visit our Christmas Gift Finder
Uncovering Hidden Rhetorics: Social Issues in Disguise (Hardback)
  • Uncovering Hidden Rhetorics: Social Issues in Disguise (Hardback)
zoom

Uncovering Hidden Rhetorics: Social Issues in Disguise (Hardback)

(author)
£62.00
Hardback 288 Pages / Published: 15/01/2008
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The essays that compose this book explore how many of the texts we encounter in popular culture today are addressing social issues in ways that are not immediately apparent. The book's focus on "disguised rhetoric" helps students to think critically about entertainment media for their subtle processes of persuasion. The themes of these essays are meant to intrigue students even as the essays empower them to uncover the hidden rhetorics in other texts they may encounter.

Because it is important to know what we are doing if we engage social issues in talk, films, popular music, television, and so forth, understanding how social issues may be disguised in discourse is an important goal. If we need to disguise social issues we should do so with awareness, and we should especially be aware of how those issues may be disguised in the messages we encounter. This book is a collection of essays that explores a wide range of ways in which social issues may be disguised in the public talk of leaders, news media, and ordinary people as well as in the texts of entertainment and popular culture. The goal of the book is to give its readers some tools for seeing the hidden social issues in those texts. Whether you intend to produce public messages or, as is the case for most of us, consume them, knowing how to see through those disguises is important.

Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
ISBN: 9781412956918
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 510 g
Dimensions: 228 x 152 x 21 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"One of the most important benefits of this book is that Brummet and his contributors demonstrate interesting ways to read critically."
-- T.B. Dykeman * CHOICE *

You may also be interested in...

News For All the People
Added to basket
The News
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Huns Have Got my Gramophone!
Added to basket
Buyology
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Mass Media, Politics and Democracy
Added to basket
Covering Islam
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
Flat Earth News
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Introducing Media Studies
Added to basket
Dataclysm
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Photography: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket
Live From Downing Street
Added to basket
Media Control - Post-9/11 Edition
Added to basket

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.