ERIC Number: ED201005
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Feb
Reference Count: 0
"Shalom Achshav"--The Rituals of the Israeli Peace Movement.
Frank, David A.
Noting that rhetorical critics have ignored the study of nonwestern movements and have failed to construct theories that help to explain and interpret the rhetorical form of such movements, this paper synthesizes concepts from rhetorical theory and anthropology to explain the linguistic process that made up the 1978 Israeli peace movement. The first section of the paper discusses Robert Cathcart's theory of rhetorical movements, which explains movements as a kind of "agnostic ritual" whose most distinguishing rhetorical form is confrontation. The second section discusses the Israeli peace movement and evaluates the rhetorical strategies used by the movement's leaders and members and by the defenders of the existing order. The final section discusses the effects of the peace movement, especially its "influential relationships" (indirect consequences). (FL)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Western Speech Communication Association (San Jose, CA, February 14-17, 1981).