Political Communication in the Anglophone World

Political Communication in the Anglophone World : Case Studies

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Political Communication in the Anglophone World: Case Studies, by Theodore F. Sheckels, considers a variety of politically fascinating communication topics drawn from Canada, the Caribbean, Africa, and Australia. Asking new questions and using novel rhetorical approaches, this insightful study illuminates how communication proceeds, whether the medium be speech, song, website, or pirouette.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 172 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 17.78mm | 408.23g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 0739170783
  • 9780739170786

About Theodore F. Sheckels

Theodore F. Sheckels is professor of English and communication studies at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia.show more

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Professor Sheckels' book begins to fill a large void in political communication scholarship. The case studies demonstrate the importance of looking beyond U.S. borders to gain a better understanding of our own rhetorical traditions and their influence on world rhetoric, as well as the unique cultural influences that distinguish such rhetoric from American politicians'. In a global society, it is important that scholars provide tools for promoting a better understanding of world politics, and Sheckels' case studies show how that can be done. -- Diana Bartelli Carlinshow more

Table of contents

Preface Chapter 1. Making the Most of the Moments: Trudeau as Canadian Prime Minister Chapter 2. Kim Campbell and Gender Chapter 3. Michael Manley's Rhetorical Consistency Chapter 4. Bob Marley's Rhetorical Journey to Pan-Africanism Chapter 5. Images of Africa Chapter 6. Kibaki's Failed Inaugurating Rhetoric Chapter 7. The Rhetoric of President Nelson Mandela of South Africa: A Qualified Success Chapter 8. The Rhetorical Success of Thabo Mbeki's 1996 "I Am an African" Address Chapter 9. The Democratic Alliance: Escaping the Shadows of the South African Past Chapter 10. Responding to Being Sacked: Gough Whitlam on November 11, 1975 Chapter 11. The Political Dimensions of the Statesman's Farewell: The Case of Australia's Kevin Rudd Chapter 12. Methodological Observations Bibliographyshow more