Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics: Rhetoric of Therapy.pdf

Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics: Rhetoric of Therapy PDF

In this perceptive analysis, Dana Cloud traces the replacement of social and political activism by the pursuit of personal, psychological change. She identifies the new movement as the `rhetoric of therapy, where a persuasive cultural discourse that applies concepts such as coping and adapting replaces active attempts to reform flawed systems of social and political power. Cloud focuses on the therapeutic discourse that emerged after the Vietnam War and links its rise to specific political and economic interests. Critical case studies identify the extent to which therapeutic discourses are persuasive, including: the rhetoric of `family values

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DATEIGRÖSSE 2.57 MB
ISBN 9780761905066
AUTOR Dana L. Cloud
DATEINAME Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics: Rhetoric of Therapy.pdf
VERöFFENTLICHUNGSDATUM 02/01/2020

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