Persuasion in politics: a textbook

Partington, Alan and Taylor, Charlotte (2010) Persuasion in politics: a textbook. LED, Milan. ISBN 9788879164320

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Abstract

Intended as a textbook for courses in politics, media and communication studies, this volume looks at the relationship among politicians, the press and the public through the language they employ. Topics include persuasion and "spin"; political metaphors; slogans, soundbites and rhetorical figures; ways of arguing (from the logical to the non-logical but nevertheless effective argument); news interviewing techniques; humour, irony and satire; and how to praise and how to blame. Texts considered range from extracts by Dr Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela to thoughts by and about Barack Obama and his election campaign to the infamous BBC Paxman - Blair interview. Each unit contains a wide variety of practical examples and student exercises with keys.

Item Type: Book
Schools and Departments: School of English > English
Subjects: P Language and Literature
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Depositing User: Charlotte Taylor
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2015 12:12
Last Modified: 17 Mar 2015 12:12
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/53390
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