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dc.contributor.advisorDavis, Charles N.eng
dc.contributor.authorPayne, Sarah Katherine, 1985-eng
dc.coverage.spatialUnited Stateseng
dc.coverage.spatialGreeceeng
dc.coverage.temporal2001-2009eng
dc.coverage.temporal431-404 B.Ceng
dc.date.issued2009eng
dc.date.submitted2009 Falleng
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on February 22, 2011).eng
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.eng
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Charles N. Davis.eng
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.eng
dc.descriptionM. A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2009.eng
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Journalism.eng
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 pageseng
dc.identifier.oclc703880851eng
dc.identifier.otherPayneS-121109-T1368eng
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/10124eng
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
dc.relation.ispartof2009 Freely available theses (MU)eng
dc.relation.ispartofcommunityUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2009 Theseseng
dc.subject.lcshWar on Terrorism, 2001-2009eng
dc.subject.lcshTerrorism -- Prevention -- International cooperationeng
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Military policyeng
dc.subject.lcshRhetoric -- Political aspectseng
dc.subject.lcshEnglish language -- Rhetoriceng
dc.subject.lcshGreece -- Historyeng
dc.subject.lcshUnited States -- Politics and government -- Terminologyeng
dc.titleWords and rumors of words: comparative war rhetoricseng
dc.typeThesiseng
thesis.degree.disciplineJournalism (MU)eng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaeng
thesis.degree.levelMasterseng
thesis.degree.nameM.A.eng


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