Barry Brummett Rhetoric In Popular Culture

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Rhetoric In Popular Culture

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9780312065393: Rhetoric In Popular Culture

Designed for courses in media criticism, rhetorical criticism, and popular culture, this text draws on recent work in semiotics and cultural studies as it applies critical methods to texts from popular culture.

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Barry Brummett is the Charles Sapp Centennial Professor in Communication and chair of the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Texas, Austin. He received his PhD from the University of Minnesota in 1978, and taught at Purdue University and the University of Wisconsin before coming to the University of Texas, Austin in 2001. Brummett has authored, coauthored, or edited numerous articles, scholarly essays, and books, including Contemporary Apocalyptic Rhetoric, Techniques of Close Reading, Rhetoric of Machine Aesthetics, and The Politics of Style and the Style of Politics. His research pursuits include the rhetoric of popular culture, epistemology, and the theories of Kenneth Burke.

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“Brummett does a masterful job in strategically covering certain domains within the discipline to provide students with a complete picture so that they feel comfortable approaching the discipline. I truly enjoy the book and feel it is a ′must have′ for anyone interested in teaching race, representation, and popular culture.”
(Donathan L. Brown 2010-05-10)

“Brummett’s presentation of the material reflects the complexity of culture in a way that is understandable to students.... His use of artifacts engages students in critically understanding the construction of today’s mediated reality of culture and ideologies.”
(Yvonne Prather 2010-05-10)

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