Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
Thanks first to Nicolette Amstutz, Director of Editorial at Lexington Books, for supporting this text through varied stages and revisions. She saw room for expansion in a talk I gave at the Rhetoric Society of America Conference in 2018, and she helped me realize the vision that came out of our conversations. Thanks also to Jessica Tepper for obtaining incisive feedback on the full manuscript,...
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Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
The dispatches take various forms but they have a consistent intensity: seething tweets, humiliation of one-time advisors and devotees, cool delivery of demonstrable falsehoods, reassurances of stability and even...
Christopher Carter
Lexington Books
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Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
It is perhaps unsurprising that Harry Frankfurt, a moral philosopher who began defining the discourse of “bullshit” in the mid-1980s, would in 2016 choose to focus on the public persona of Donald Trump. As the...
Christopher Carter
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The images came as a wave: white officers killing unarmed African Americans, attacking from behind, through car windows, or in the clear daylight of a public thoroughfare as a man raised his arms in surrender. Stiff takedowns, deadly chokeholds, and a storm of blows all coursed through the social network like toxic substances. Offscreen, a Black woman hung in a jail cell; elsewhere, a dead boy lay...
Christopher Carter
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Incensed by Ben Jacobs’s line of questioning, Montana Congressional candidate Greg Gianforte took the reporter by the throat and slammed him to the floor. “Get the hell out of here!” he screamed....
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Donald Trump “does not need your $1,500,” James Harris told the room of interested customers at 40 Wall Street. Trump only wants to “leave a legacy as an educator” by helping entrepreneurs amass untold riches...
Christopher Carter
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Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
Perhaps the story of Trump University attracted little notice due to the range of scandals that accompanied his campaign. Sexual harassment claims and colorful insults dominated the headlines at the time, as did his refusal to release his tax returns to the voting public. More than a mere break with tradition, that refusal fed speculation that he would use the presidency to bolster his financial...
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Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
This book has framed ethos in sociospatial terms, forgoing the shorthand of character or credibility in favor of collective inhabitance. Any claim to rhetorical authority derives, at least in part, from sensitivity to shared territory, to material structures that constitute home and public, shelter and agora. To revisit Schrag, ethos invokes the “dwelling or abode” that houses...
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Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
Christopher Carter
Lexington Books
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Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
Christopher Carter is Divisional Dean of Humanities at the University of Cincinnati. He is also a faculty member in the English Department, where he teaches courses in writing theory, activist rhetoric, and visual culture. His books include Rhetoric and Resistance in the Corporate Academy (Hampton Press, 2008),...
Christopher Carter
Lexington Books
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Description: The Corruption of Ethos in Fortress America
This series provides thought-provoking and accessible analyses of the uses of language and media from the middle of the twentieth century to the present. In particular, this series examines how modern discourse is constructed and communicated in our distracted times, focusing on specific settings such as health communication, crisis communication, changing norms of interpersonal exchange,...
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