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50 Years of ERIC
50 Years of ERIC
The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is celebrating its 50th Birthday! First opened on May 15th, 1964 ERIC continues the long tradition of ongoing innovation and enhancement.

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Carlson, A. Cheree – Communication Quarterly, 1995
Presents a case study of autobiographical letters written by a turn-of-the-century prostitute to a Boston matron. Shows how, in creating a narrative of her life, the author of the letters uses several rhetorical strategies to recreate her character to persuade her audience (and herself) that she is worthy of respect. (SR)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Characterization, Communication Research, Higher Education
Carlson, A. Cheree – 1988
The Know-Nothing party of the 1850s was the first nativist party in American politics to gain importance and serves as an exemplar of how cultural nativism may be captured and turned toward political goals. The resurgence of nativist sentiment in the Know-Nothing era provides an excellent example of a rhetorical situation which seriously…
Descriptors: Catholics, Discourse Analysis, Immigrants, Patriotism
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Carlson, A. Cheree – Western Journal of Communication, 1994
Investigates the use of "bridging devices" in Lucretia Coffin Mott's "Discourse on Woman" (1849). Shows how Mott uses the Quaker concept of the "inner light" to balance the tension between her conservative cultural milieu and her radical goals. Argues that Mott's rhetoric is instructive for modern feminists who try to unite women with disparate…
Descriptors: Discourse Analysis, Femininity, Feminism, Higher Education
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Carlson, A. Cheree – Western Journal of Communication, 1994
Considers, in a special issue on the topic, criteria for the admissibility of evidence and how methodology affects what is considered to be evidence. Discusses evidential standards in rhetorical criticism--asking whether the data are is pertinent to one's critical perspective, relevant to the claim, the best available data, and what politics are…
Descriptors: Communication Research, Higher Education, Research Methodology, Researcher Subject Relationship
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Carlson, A. Cheree – Western Journal of Speech Communication, 1989
Performs a Burkean analysis of Russell H. Conwell's once famous speech, "Acres of Diamonds." Reveals that Conwell's success relied upon a masterful transformation of pentadic ratios, in the medium of the "true-life" success story. Illustrates this narrative's power in altering an audience's perception of its role in a greater drama. (SR)
Descriptors: Audience Response, Higher Education, Narration, Persuasive Discourse
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Carlson, A. Cheree – Southern Communication Journal, 1989
Analyzes the rhetoric of the 1850s' Know-Nothing party, the first national political party to use nativism successfully in its platform. Concludes that nativist rhetoric's success and failure lies in the traditional values party members used to overcome the constraints traditionally imposed upon the nativist response to the rhetorical situation.…
Descriptors: Political Influences, Rhetorical Criticism
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Carlson, A. Cheree – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1988
Shows how the rhetoric of selected woman humorists from 1820 to 1880 exemplifies the operation of various comic literary reference frames. Asserts that their comic frame disintegrated because these writers were unable to foster identification between females and males and failed to provide a world view that could accommodate social change. (MM)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Authors, Comedy, Females
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Carlson, A. Cheree – Quarterly Journal of Speech, 1986
Uses Kenneth Burke's "comic frame" to interpret and assess Gandhi's leadership of the Indian civil rights movement and to maintain the relevance and usefulness of the civil disobedience to other movements. (JD)
Descriptors: Asian History, Civil Disobedience, Civil Rights, Indians
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Carlson, A. Cheree – Western Journal of Speech Communication, 1988
Describes Senator Albert Jerimiah Beveridge as a leader in two early twentieth-century movements: imperialism and progressivism. Indicates that Beveridge's success demonstrates the possibility that rhetors can adapt to changes in the rhetorical situation without surrendering their personal convictions. (JK)
Descriptors: Cultural Context, Discourse Analysis, Imperialism, Legislators
Carlson, A. Cheree; Hocking, John E. – 1987
An examination of letters left at the Vietnam Veteran's Memorial in Washington, D.C. between November, 1984 and April, 1986 revealed that the memorial serves as a rhetorical situation that urges its visitors to eloquence. The memorial is an excellent proving ground for situational theory because the interaction of site and perception is vital to…
Descriptors: Catharsis, Content Analysis, Death, Discourse Analysis
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Carlson, A. Cheree; Hocking, John E. – Western Journal of Speech Communication, 1988
Traces the rhetorical relationship between the ritual path taken by each rhetor and the types of messages they leave behind at the Vietnam Veterans' Memorial in Washington D.C., especially in the rhetoric "as addressed" to an audience. Reveals the interplay of ritual choice and message. (MS)
Descriptors: Communication Research, Discourse Analysis, Grief, Rhetoric