The Rhetoric of Expertise

The Rhetoric of Expertise

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The Rhetoric of Expertise conceptualizes expertise as a function of persuasion; specifically, it explores four different contexts-politics, history, medicine, and information-in which expertise is rhetorically constructed in a tension between two competing alternatives. In this book, E. Johanna Hartelius provides a rhetorical theory and vocabulary for understanding expertise. This enriches such perennial concerns in rhetorical studies as credibility, artistic and inartistic means of persuasion, the discursive nature of knowledge, and the rhetoric of power and authority.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 204 pages
  • 154.94 x 231.14 x 20.32mm | 453.59g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • 073914703X
  • 9780739147030

About E. Johanna Hartelius

E. Johanna Hartelius is assistant professor of rhetorical studies at Northern Illinois University.show more

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E. Johanna Hartelius offers readers an exceptionally rich and lucid account of the theory and practice of the rhetoric of expertise. Her scholarship is wide-ranging and her analytical and critical talents are first rate. The Rhetoric of Expertise is one of the most instructive and clearly written assessments of the topic that I have ever read. -- Michael J. Hyde, university distinguished professor of communication ethics, Wake Forest Universityshow more

Table of contents

Chapter One. Introduction to the Rhetoric of Expertise Chapter Two. Immigration Reform: The Rhetoric of Political Expertise Chapter Three. 9/11: The Rhetoric of Historical Expertise Chapter Four. Clinical Depression: The Rhetoric of Medical Expertise Chapter Five.Wikipedia: The Rhetoric of Informational Expertise Chapter Six. Future Practices and Studies of Expertiseshow more

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