Tools of a trade: guilt as a rhetorical device in conduct literature

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Tools of a trade: guilt as a rhetorical device in conduct literature

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dc.contributor.advisor Strickland, Donna en
dc.contributor.author McDermott, Margaret Ann en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-02-23T17:16:02Z
dc.date.available 2010-02-23T17:16:02Z
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.date.submitted 2008 Summer en
dc.identifier.other McDermottM-070808-T11770 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10355/5781
dc.description The entire dissertation/thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file (which also appears in the research.pdf); a non-technical general description, or public abstract, appears in the public.pdf file. en_US
dc.description Title from title screen of research.pdf file (viewed on August 13, 2009) en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.A.) University of Missouri-Columbia 2008. en_US
dc.description Dissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- English. en_US
dc.description.abstract Guilt as a rhetorical device is an aspect of the study of rhetoric that is largely ignored by the academic community. It has been used effectively, as in the case of conduct literature, for a number of years and continues as a popular motivator today. This paper explores modern day theories of guilt as a motivator in order to enable understanding of this device. However, in order to demonstrate the lasting effects of guilt as a social motivator the primary source for this paper is conduct literature. It is through the analysis of the conduct literature and the rhetorical devices used therein, both for women and for men, that guilt becomes an apparent motivator. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
dc.relation.ispartof 2008 Freely available theses (MU) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Guilt in literature en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Conduct of life in literature en_US
dc.title Tools of a trade: guilt as a rhetorical device in conduct literature en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
thesis.degree.discipline English en_US
thesis.degree.grantor University of Missouri--Columbia en_US
thesis.degree.name M.A. en_US
thesis.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.identifier.merlin .b70627794 en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 430349124 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofcommunity University of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2008 Theses


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