Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm (Paperback)

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A truly unique introductory textbook, Public Speaking and Democratic Participation: Speech, Deliberation, and Analysis in the Civic Realm provides a comprehensive introduction to the basic skills involved in public speaking--including reasoning, organization, outlining, anxiety management,
style, delivery, and more--through the lens of democratic participation. It helps students develop the skills to distinguish between productive and unproductive public discourse; participate in and lead constructive discussions of community issues; and analyze public messages as an act of civic
participation.

By integrating the theme of civic engagement throughout, Public Speaking and Democratic Participation offers a direct and inspiring response to the alarming decline in civic participation in the U.S. and the climate of vindictiveness in our current political culture. It equips students with the
tools to reverse these tendencies and move toward a greater commitment to our shared public life.

About the Author


Jennifer Y. Abbott is Associate Professor and Chair of the Rhetoric Department at Wabash College. Todd F. McDorman is Professor of Rhetoric and Senior Associate Dean of the College at Wabash College. David M. Timmerman is Dean of the Faculty and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Monmouth College. Jill Lamberton is Assistant Professor of English at Wabash College.
Product Details
ISBN: 9780199338597
ISBN-10: 0199338590
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: October 2nd, 2015
Pages: 464
Language: English