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By Barbara Biesecker

Biesecker unearths the entire variety of Kenneth Burke's contribution to the potential for social change.

In Addressing Postmodernity, Barbara Biesecker examines the connection among rhetoric and social swap and the methods people rework social family members during the useful use of symbols.  In discerning the stipulations of chance for social transformation and the function of people and rhetoric in it, Biesecker turns to the seminal paintings of Kenneth Burke.

Through an in depth examining of Burke's significant works, A Grammar of Motives, A Rhetoric of Motives, and The Rhetoric of Religion:  reports in Logology, Biesecker addresses the serious subject of the

fragmentation of the modern lifeworld. As Biesecker indicates, postmodernity may have an immense influence on Burkeian scholarship and at the rhetorical critique of social family in general.

Biesecker confronts at once the demanding situations posed by means of postmodernity to social theorists and critics alike. In juxtaposing the paintings of Burke and Jurgen Habermas, Biesecker argues radicalized rereading of Burke's idea of the damaging opens the way in which towards a resolutely rhetorical conception of social swap and human agency.

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