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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.

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 representations 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 representations 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.

Barry Brummet is the author of several books, including The World and How We Describe It: Rhetorics of Reality, Representation, Simulation; Reading Rhetorical Theory; and Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Culture.

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This book examines the relationship between rhetoric and public culture.  Barry Brummett explores homologies between very different orders of experience and texts, such as battlefield experiences that are homologous to those at a dining room table.  What these common patterns mean, why they are interesting, and why homology is rhetorical are the subjects of this study. 

"Rhetorical Homologies  is an exceptionally well-crafted and -written work. Highly imaginative as well as at times provocative. . . . The individual studies in this text stand on their own as refined and sophisticated analyses of the relationship between rhetoric and public culture."--Raymie McKerrow, coeditor of Principles and Types of Pubic Speaking

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Barry Brummet is the author of several books, including The World and How We Describe It: Rhetorics of Reality, Representation, Simulation; Reading Rhetorical Theory; and Rhetorical Dimensions of Popular Culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780817314231
Author:
Brummett, Barry
Publisher:
University Alabama Press
Location:
Tuscaloosa
Subject:
Philosophy
Subject:
Communication
Subject:
Mass media
Subject:
Rhetoric
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Aesthetics
Subject:
Experience
Subject:
Symmetry
Subject:
Form
Subject:
Communication -- Philosophy.
Subject:
Philosophy-Aesthetics
Edition Description:
1st Edition
Series:
Albma Rhetoric Cult & Soc Crit
Series Volume:
no. 2
Publication Date:
20041031
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Pages:
248
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , This book examines the relationship between rhetoric and public culture.  Barry Brummett explores homologies between very different orders of experience and texts, such as battlefield experiences that are homologous to those at a dining room table.  What these common patterns mean, why they are interesting, and why homology is rhetorical are the subjects of this study. 

"Rhetorical Homologies  is an exceptionally well-crafted and -written work. Highly imaginative as well as at times provocative. . . . The individual studies in this text stand on their own as refined and sophisticated analyses of the relationship between rhetoric and public culture."--Raymie McKerrow, coeditor of Principles and Types of Pubic Speaking

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