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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Charles N.eng
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Sarah Katherine, 1985-eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited States
dc.coverage.spatialGreece
dc.coverage.temporal2001-2009en_US
dc.coverage.temporal431-404 B.Cen_US
dc.date.issued2009
dc.date.submitted2009 Fallen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on February 22, 2011).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Charles N. Davis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM. A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis surveys how democratic governments convince their people to go to war and to continue fighting unpopular wars by exploring the relationship between contemporary and classical war rhetoric. Focusing on the military campaigns of the War on Terror and the Peloponnesian War, the researcher reviews ways in which those in positions of power wield words to build and maintain great empires. The researcher endeavors to support her hypothesis that there exists a raport between contemporary American war rhetorics and classical Athenian war rhetorics by employing phenomenological and hermeneutical methodologies in the study of prima facie appeals and symbolic appeals, respectively, common to George W. Bush and Pericles. Together, a textual analysis and Burkean dramatist critique answer the researcher's question: To what extent is Bush-ean and Periclean wartime oratory similar? Because there exist both straightforward and emblematic correlations within the rhetorics, the researcher concludes there to be a notable association.eng
dc.format.extentv, 116 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.oclc703880851en_US
dc.identifier.otherPayneS-121109-T1368en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10124
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theses
dc.subject.lcshWar on Terrorism, 2001-2009en_US
dc.subject.lcshTerrorism -- Prevention -- International cooperationen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Military policyen_US
dc.subject.lcshRhetoric -- Political aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Rhetoricen_US
dc.subject.lcshGreece -- Historyen_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Politics and government -- Terminologyen_US
dc.titleWords and rumors of words: comparative war rhetoricsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalismeng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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