By Dana L. Cloud
In this perceptive research, Dana Cloud lines the alternative of social and political activism by means of the pursuit of private, mental swap. She identifies the hot flow because the "rhetoric of therapy", the place a persuasive cultural discourse that applies strategies akin to coping and adapting replaces lively makes an attempt to reform wrong platforms of social and political strength. Cloud specializes in the healing discourse that emerged after the Vietnam warfare and hyperlinks its upward push to express political and monetary pursuits.
Critical case reviews determine the level to which healing discourses are persuasive, together with: the rhetoric of "family values"; media insurance of "support teams" through the Gulf struggle; Gloria Steinem's Revolution from Within; the movie Thelma and Louise; and literature of the recent Age flow.
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Control and Consolation in American Culture and Politics: Rhetoric of Therapy (Rhetoric and Society series) by Dana L. Cloud