Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion: Rhetoric in the Peer-to-Peer by John Logie

By John Logie

Friends, PIRATES, AND PERSUASION: RHETORIC within the PEER-TO-PEER DEBATES investigates the position of rhetoric in shaping public perceptions a few novel know-how: peer-to-peer file-sharing networks. whereas broadband net providers now enable fast transfers of complicated media documents, american citizens face genuine uncertainty approximately no matter if peer-to-peer dossier sharing is or will be criminal. John Logie analyzes the general public arguments growing to be out of greater than 5 years of discussion sparked through the appearance of Napster, the 1st largely followed peer-to-peer know-how. the controversy keeps with the second one wave of peer-to-peer dossier move utilities like Limewire, KaZaA, and BitTorrent. With friends, PIRATES, AND PERSUASION, Logie joins the likes of Lawrence Lessig, Siva Vaidhyanathan, Jessica Litman, and James Boyle within the ongoing attempt to problem and alter present copyright legislation in order that it fulfills its function of fostering creativity and innovation whereas preserving the rights of artists in an consciousness economic climate. Logie examines metaphoric frames-warfare, robbery, piracy, sharing, and hacking, for example-that dominate the peer-to-peer debates and demonstrably form public coverage at the use and trade of electronic media. friends, PIRATES, AND PERSUASION identifies the Napster case as a failed chance for a effective nationwide dialogue on highbrow estate rights and duties in electronic environments. Logie closes through reading the U.S. superb Court's ruling within the "Grokster" case, during which major peer-to-peer businesses have been stumbled on to be actively inducing copyright infringement. The Grokster case, Logie contends, has already produced the chilling results that might stifle the cutting edge spirit on the center of the net and networked groups. in regards to the writer John Logie is affiliate Professor of Rhetoric on the collage of Minnesota.

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About Language: A Reader for Writers by William Roberts, Gregoire Turgeon

By William Roberts, Gregoire Turgeon

The authors of approximately Language inspire scholars to exploit language extra responsibly of their personal writing. greater than 70 examining choices disguise a extensive diversity of concerns, together with cultural range, censorship, and gender. powerful help is supplied via a gap bankruptcy at the writing approach; annotated desk of contents; bankruptcy introductions; choice headnotes, examine questions and writing assignments; end-of-chapter writing assignments and learn actions; and a word list of language and rhetorical phrases.

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Rhetoric, Scripture and Theology: Essays From the 1994 by Stanley E. Porter, Thomas H. Olbricht

By Stanley E. Porter, Thomas H. Olbricht

Rhetoric, Scripture and Theology aptly describe the contents of this choice of essays from the 1994 Pretoria Rhetoric convention. The convention marked an important discussion between students collected from many countries to contemplate how rhetoric engages with the examine of scripture and theology. South Africa supplied an appropriate context for such dialogue. even if the participants usually are not purely from South Africa, the addressing of concerns pertinent to a South African context exhibits via in lots of of the essays. those who don't handle rather South African matters bring up both vital matters concerning the subject of rhetoric and its relation to modern theological discourse.

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Constructing Rhetorical Education by Associate Professor Marie Secor, Davida Charney

By Associate Professor Marie Secor, Davida Charney

In nineteen essays illustrating its many features, this e-book bargains an issue for what it takes to build an entire rhetorical education.The editors take an technique that's pragmatic and pluralistic, dependent because it is at the assumptions rhetorical schooling isn't constrained to instructing freshman composition (or any particular writing path) and that the contexts within which such an schooling happens aren't restricted to study rooms. This thought-provoking quantity stresses that whereas a rhetorical schooling ends up in the expansion of writing abilities, its better target is to foster serious pondering.

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Introduction to Academic Writing, Third Edition by Alice Oshima

By Alice Oshima

The 3rd variation of Introduction to educational Writing, by way of Alice Oshima and Ann Hogue, maintains within the culture of supporting scholars to grasp the normal organizational styles of the paragraph and the fundamental recommendations of essay writing. The text's time-proven technique integrates the research of rhetorical styles and the writing method with huge perform in sentence constitution and mechanics.


Features of the 3rd Edition:

  • A step-by-step approach publications scholars seamlessly in the course of the means of writing.
  • Clear, succinct explanations aid scholars to appreciate and observe key innovations and principles.
  • Numerous models and varied practice aid scholars in any respect phases of writing.
  • NEW guideline and perform in summary writing organize scholars for educational paintings.
  • NEW  Try It Out! exercises provide scholars possibilities to evaluate mastery of abilities.
  • NEW self-editing and peer-editing worksheets mortivate scholars to revise their work.

Introduction to educational Writing can be to be had with CriterionSM Publisher's model, which offers instant online suggestions on pupil writing: 

Students easily put up their writing on-line and immediately obtain customized suggestions on: Grammar, utilization, type, Mechanics, association, and improvement (essays only). scholars can flip in larger writing, and academics can shop time spent correcting drafts.


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The Longman educational Writing sequence consists of:

  • Level 1 basics of educational Writing
  • Level 2 First Steps in educational Writing, moment variation
  • Level four Writing educational English, Fourth Edition 

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Rhetorical Bodies by Jack Selzer

By Jack Selzer

"In this point in time the place the point of interest has shifted from our actual selves to 'virtual identities,' 'cyberspace,' and the Cartesian international of the mind and the pc, it sort of feels very important and pressing to remind ourselves that we're, in spite of everything, creatures of the body." -Laura J. Gurak, writer of physique speak: Rhetoric, know-how, copy

What value does the actual, fabric physique nonetheless have in an international of digital truth and genetic cloning? How do know-how and postmodern rhetoric effect our knowing of the physique? and the way can our dialogue of the physique impact the way in which we deal with crises in public policy-the politics of race and ethnicity; problems with "family values" that revolve round sexual and gender identities; the alternatives revolving round replica and genome initiatives, and the unfold of disorder?

Leading students in rhetoric and verbal exchange, in addition to literary and cultural reviews, handle the most very important themes presently being mentioned within the human sciences. The essays accrued the following recommend the big variety of public arenas during which rhetoric is operative-from abortion clinics and the area vast net to the media's depiction of illiteracy and the Donner social gathering. those reports exhibit how the discourse of AIDS prevention or Demi Moore's "beautiful pregnancy" recall to mind the actual nature of being human and the ways that language and different symbols replicate and create the actual global.

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Legitimisation in Political Discourse: A Cross-Disciplinary by Piotr Cap

By Piotr Cap

How did the G.W. Bush management have the capacity to convince american citizens to visit battle in Iraq in March 2003? How was once this intervention, and the worldwide crusade named as war-on-terror, legitimised linguistically? This booklet exhibits that the easiest legitimisation results in political discourse are entire by utilizing proximization a cognitive-rhetorical process that attracts at the speaker s skill to offer occasions as without delay and more and more affecting the addressee, frequently in a unfavorable or threatening means. There are 3 features of proximization: spatial, temporal and axiological. The spatial element consists of the construal of occasions within the discourse as bodily endangering the addressee. The temporal element includes proposing the occasions as more and more momentous and ancient and for that reason of primary value to either the addressee and the speaker. The axiological point is composed in a growing to be conflict among the process of values adhered to by means of the speaker and the addressee, and the values characterizing a 3rd celebration whose activities, ideologically unfavourable, are made proximate and hence threatening. even supposing the tripartite version of proximization proposed within the e-book is especially advanced on the point of its linguistic realisation, the operating assumption is intriguingly easy: addressees of political discourse usually tend to legitimise pre-emptive activities geared toward neutralizing the proximate danger in the event that they construe the probability as individually consequential. The e-book indicates how language of the war-on-terror, and particularly the rhetoric of the Iraq struggle, reply to this precondition. 'Piotr Cap's e-book takes nice theoretical strides in severe discourse research, exploring the size of house, time and price, and using his version to decisive texts within the modern world.' Paul Chilton, Lancaster college

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Academic Writing: A Handbook for International Students by Stephen Bailey

By Stephen Bailey

So much foreign scholars have to write essays and experiences for assessments and coursework, yet writing sturdy educational English is without doubt one of the such a lot tough projects scholars face. This new, fourth version of educational Writing: A guide for overseas scholars has been thoroughly revised to assist scholars achieve this goal.
The 4 major components of educational Writing are:
The writing process
Elements of writing
Vocabulary for writing
Writing models
Each half is split into brief devices which include examples, reasons and workouts, to be used within the school room or for self-study. The devices are essentially organised to permit lecturers and scholars locate the assistance they want with writing initiatives, whereas cross-referencing permits easy accessibility to suitable sections.

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Farnsworth's Classical English Rhetoric by Ward Farnsworth

By Ward Farnsworth

Masters of language can flip unassuming phrases into words which are convincing, potent, and memorably attractive. Lincoln and Churchill had this energy: having heard their phrases as soon as, the reader or listener can scarcely think the area with no them. What are the secrets and techniques of this alchemy? the reply lies in rhetoric within the honorable experience of the be aware – no longer the dronings of undesirable politicians, however the paintings of utilizing language to cajole, impact, or in a different way impact an viewers. Rhetoric during this feel is one of the such a lot historic educational disciplines, and all of us use it each day even if expertly or now not. This booklet is a full of life set of classes at the topic. it truly is approximately rhetorical figures: functional methods of using previous and strong rules – repetition and diversity, suspense and reduction, concealment and shock, the construction of expectancies after which the delight or frustration of them– to the composition of an easy sentence or a whole paragraph. although first tested in classical Greece and Rome, those thoughts additionally have been studied heavily through previous generations of the easiest English writers and orators and have been frequently hired by way of them to beautiful impression. Classical English Rhetoric recovers this information for our instances. It organizes, illustrates, and analyzes the main worthwhile rhetorical units with impeccable readability and in extraordinary element. The e-book quantities to an educational on eloquence performed via virtuoso college: not only Lincoln and Churchill, yet Dickens and Melville, Edmund Burke and Thomas Paine, and greater than 100 others. the result's a brand new addition to the checklist of vital books for the author or speaker – a hugely invaluable reference instrument, and a profitable resource of guideline and enjoyment for all fans of the English language.

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