Chapter 17. Public Address and the Revival of American Civic Culture

  1. Shawn J. Parry-Giles Professor Director1 and
  2. J. Michael Hogan PhD Professor scholarly advisor2
  1. J. Michael Hogan PhD Professor scholarly advisor

Published Online: 5 MAY 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch17

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address

How to Cite

Hogan, J. M. (2010) Public Address and the Revival of American Civic Culture, in The Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address (eds S. J. Parry-Giles and J. M. Hogan), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444324105.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 1

    University of Maryland, USA

  2. 2

    Pennsylvania State University, USA

Author Information

  1. Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAY 2010
  2. Published Print: 16 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405178136

Online ISBN: 9781444324105

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Keywords:

  • public address and revival of American civic culture;
  • American Voices - An Encyclopedia of Contemporary Oratory, Bernard K. Duffy and Richard W. Leeman;
  • United States, nation of spectators - rather than participants in civic life;
  • civic discourse and challenges of ordinary democracy;
  • principled leadership, giving way to appeals shaped by polling and focus groups;
  • rhetorical tradition and art of democratic deliberation;
  • public speaking, debate, and ethics of democratic deliberation;
  • Public Speaking and Civic Engagement - incorporating themes of civic engagement “into very core” of text;
  • rhetorical criticism, public scholarship, and scholarship of teaching;
  • recovering spirit and traditions of American public address – promoting revival of robust and productive public deliberation in America

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • The Crisis of Democracy in America

  • Civic Discourse and the Challenges of Ordinary Democracy

  • The Rhetorical Tradition and the Art of Democratic Deliberation

  • Conclusion