Control and consolation in American culture and politics rhetoric of therapy / by Dana L. Cloud.

In this perceptive analysis, Dana Cloud traces the replacement of social and political activism by the pursuit of personal, psychological change. She identifies the new movement as the 'rhetoric of therapy', where a persuasive cultural discourse that applies concepts such as coping and ada...

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Main Author: Cloud, Dana L.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE, 1998.
Series:Rhetoric and society ; v. 1.
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Online Access:CONNECT
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Summary:In this perceptive analysis, Dana Cloud traces the replacement of social and political activism by the pursuit of personal, psychological change. She identifies the new movement as the 'rhetoric of therapy', where a persuasive cultural discourse that applies concepts such as coping and adapting replaces active attempts to reform flawed systems of social and political power. Cloud focuses on the therapeutic discourse that emerged after the Vietnam War and links its rise to specific political and economic interests.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xxiv, 192 p.).
Audience:Specialized.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781483327921 (ebook) :