The Rhetoric of Trump in Essays and Commentaries, Daryl Taiwo Haris (Ed.)

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Department of Humanities


Many discourse analysts,1 have succinctly proposed that every communicative act is a reservoir for underlying forces that shape human behaviors and societies. It is essential in every epoch, therefore, to constantly have critical engagement with communicative acts in order to understand and bring above ground the varied ideologies and layers of power that constrain communication. This becomes more important in the era of media proliferation (both traditional and new), and in the age of photoshop, where the line between truth and falsehood is constantly blurring. Journalists and other communicators must not become purveyors of half-truths but people with the potent methods to interrogate communicative acts in every mode. Newschaser: The Rhetoric of Trump in Essays and Commentaries provides tools for training journalists and the public in unpacking public discourse through rhetorical analysis, discourse analysis, history, Africology, and political science.

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African Journal of Rhetoric