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Righteous Anger in Mississippi

Title: A Righteous Anger in Mississippi: Genre Constraints and Breaking Precedence.
Name(s): Lawson, William H., author
Houck, Davis, professor directing thesis
Young, Marilyn J, committee member
Richardson, Joe, committee member
School of Communication, degree granting department
Florida State University, degree granting institution
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2005
Publisher: Florida State University
Place of Publication: Tallahassee, Florida
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: The focus of this thesis centers on the recovery of primary sources. The eulogies within this text serve as examples of speeches which do not fully adhere to the generic propriety of their classification, yet still produce significant rhetorical action embedded within themselves. These eulogies highlight the link between memory and knowledge, and the influence each has upon the other. It is the attempt to persuade public memory in their given rhetorical situation which makes these particular speeches so rhetorically attractive. The goal of this thesis is not to judge whether or not the rhetors are successful with their method of persuasion, the aim is to make manifest the rhetorical action within the texts themselves.
Identifier: FSU_migr_etd-3225 (IID)
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Communication in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2005.
Date of Defense: December 10, 2004.
Keywords: Precedence, Eulogy, Genre, Rhetoric
Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references.
Advisory Committee: Davis Houck, Professor Directing Thesis; Marilyn J Young, Committee Member; Joe Richardson, Committee Member.
Subject(s): Communication
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Owner Institution: FSU

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Lawson, W. H. (2005). A Righteous Anger in Mississippi: Genre Constraints and Breaking Precedence. Retrieved from