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By Barbara Biesecker

ISBN-10: 0817310630

ISBN-13: 9780817310639

Biesecker unearths the complete variety of Kenneth Burke's contribution to the opportunity of social change.

In Addressing Postmodernity, Barbara Biesecker examines the connection among rhetoric and social switch and the methods people remodel social kin during the practical use of symbols.  In discerning the stipulations of risk for social transformation and the position of humans and rhetoric in it, Biesecker turns to the seminal paintings of Kenneth Burke.

Through a detailed interpreting of Burke's significant works, A Grammar of Motives, A Rhetoric of Motives, and The Rhetoric of Religion:  experiences in Logology, Biesecker addresses the serious subject of the

fragmentation of the modern lifeworld. As Biesecker indicates, postmodernity could have an enormous effect on Burkeian scholarship and at the rhetorical critique of social kin in general.

Biesecker confronts without delay the demanding situations posed by way of postmodernity to social theorists and critics alike. In juxtaposing the paintings of Burke and Jurgen Habermas, Biesecker argues radicalized rereading of Burke's concept of the unfavourable opens the best way towards a resolutely rhetorical concept of social switch and human agency.

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