Summary and Info
Addressing Postmodernity examines the relationship between rhetoric and social change and the ways human beings transform social relations through the purposeful use of symbols. Through a close reading of Kenneth Burke's major works, A Grammar of Motives, A Rhetoric of Motives, and The Rhetoric of Religion: Studies in Logology, Barbara Biesecker addresses the critical topic of the fragmentation of the contemporary lifeworld. In revealing the full range of Burke's contribution to the possibility of social change, Biesecker provides an original interpretation of Burke's most crucial ideas. Addressing Postmodernity will have a major impact on Burkeian scholarship and on the rhetorical critique of social relations in general.