By Philippe-Joseph Salazar

ISBN-10: 0805833412

ISBN-13: 9780805833416

An African Athens bargains an research of a brand new ecology of rhetoric--the reshaping of a country right into a democracy via rhetorical skill. writer Philippe-Joseph Salazar offers a common view of matters as they've got taken form within the apartheid and post-apartheid South African adventure, featuring the rustic as a amazing level for enjoying out the nice subject matters of public deliberation and the increase of postmodern rhetorical democracy. Salazar's intimate vantage aspect makes a speciality of the notable case of a democracy received on the negotiating desk and in addition gained on a daily basis in public deliberation.

This quantity offers a full-scale rhetorical research of a democratic transformation in post-Cold conflict period, and offers a learn of the loss of life of apartheid and post-apartheid from the point of view of political and public rhetoric and communique. In doing so, it serves as a template for comparable enquiries within the rhetorical learn of rising democracies.

meant for readers engaged within the examine of political and public rhetoric with an curiosity in how democracy takes form, An African Athens highlights South Africa as a try case for international democracy, for rhetoric, and for the relevance of rhetoric reports in a postmodern democracy.

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