An African Athens: Rhetoric and the Shaping of Democracy in by Philippe-Joseph Salazar PDF

By Philippe-Joseph Salazar

ISBN-10: 0805833412

ISBN-13: 9780805833416

An African Athens bargains an research of a brand new ecology of rhetoric--the reshaping of a state right into a democracy via rhetorical skill. writer Philippe-Joseph Salazar presents a common view of matters as they've got taken form within the apartheid and post-apartheid South African event, featuring the rustic as a impressive level for taking part in out the good topics of public deliberation and the increase of postmodern rhetorical democracy. Salazar's intimate vantage element makes a speciality of the remarkable case of a democracy received on the negotiating desk and in addition received each day in public deliberation.

This quantity offers a full-scale rhetorical research of a democratic transformation in post-Cold conflict period, and offers a learn of the loss of life of apartheid and post-apartheid from the perspective of political and public rhetoric and communique. In doing so, it serves as a template for related enquiries within the rhetorical learn of rising democracies.

meant for readers engaged within the examine of political and public rhetoric with an curiosity in how democracy takes form, An African Athens highlights South Africa as a try out case for worldwide democracy, for rhetoric, and for the relevance of rhetoric stories in a postmodern democracy.

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