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At the same time a reading of Kenneth Burke and of tourist landscapes in America, Gregory Clark's new study explores the rhetorical power connected with American tourism. Looking specifically at a time when citizens of the United States first took to rail and then highway to become sightseers in their own country, Clark traces the rhetorical function of a wide-ranging set ...more
Hardcover, 181 pages
Published May 1st 2004 by University of South Carolina Press
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I genuinely enjoyed reading this book, which is definitely something of a ramble through historical American tourism, through which Kenneth Burke sometimes pokes his hoary-haired head. I didn’t ever feel like there was much a unified thrust—just that we were exploring how areas as disparate as Shaker country, Yellowstone and the Lincoln Highway are all related to the vague idea that rhetoric can occur through the presentation of place. Still, interesting rhetorical analysis.
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I am a professor of English whose interests are in rhetoric -- with "rhetoric" understood as the ways and means of influence.

Much of my work explores the ways that aesthetic experiences (travel and landscapes, music) influence our feelings, attitudes, and perspectives.

My books are primarily academic works, but I do try to make them interesting and accessible to nonacademic readers with good stor
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