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ERIC Number: EJ207830
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1979
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Gary Gilmore, Power, and the Rhetoric of Symbolic Forms.
Brummett, Barry
Western Speech Communication, v43 n1 p3-13 Win 1979
The events and statements surrounding the execution of Gary Gilmore are depicted as rhetorically appealing because they embody the symbolic form of power vs powerlessness. Gilmore defeated symbols of the powerful by strategically co-opting two bases of power, physical force and moral force. Warns of the dangers of rhetorical drama. (JMF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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