Discussing topics as diverse as Ronald Reagan's nose and its role in the Iran/Contra scandal, the impermanence of the trope of national security, and the prospect for a reembodied liberalism, Rhetorical Republic surveys the American scene with creativity and rigor. The result is an unprecedented analysis, critique, and prescriptive study of the United States as a postmodern polity in which attention to representation, in the broadest and most heterodox sense of the term, is fundamental to understanding American governance.
Detailed and up-to-date, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication synthesizes a wide array of works and perspectives on the making of meaning. The appendix includes timelines covering the whole historical record for each medium, from either antiquity or their inception to the present day. Each entry also features a bibliography linking readers to relevant resources for further reading. The most coherent treatment yet of these fields, the Encyclopedia of Media and Communication promises to be the standard reference text for the next generation of media and communication students and scholars.