The main concern of this work is to tackle manipulation in communicative events as one of the means used by politicians to achieve certain goals such as influencing the behavior, desire, belief and emotions of others to their self-interests without evident detection of their communicative intention. As a communicative event and from a pragmatic point of view, manipulation in the political field has not been given enough attention. Thus, this study scrutinizes the pragmatic aspects of manipulation in British and American political debates. As such, it sets itself the task of achieving several aims, the most important of which are: (1) specifying the pragmatic criterion/criteria according to whose presence a certain political debate is considered as manipulative, (2) identifying the manipulation types used by politicians and the pragmatic strategies via which each type is fulfilled, (3) exhibiting the whole pragmatic structure of manipulative, whether British or American, political debates, (4) pinpointing both the manipulative pragmatic strategies used to fulfill each sub-stage (component) and manipulative strategies adopted to attain all the sub-stages (components) of the entire pragmatic structure of manipulation, (5) highlighting the manipulative pragmatic strategies, the manipulative strategies, as well as the manipulation types highly resorted to by politicians in political debates, (6) showing transparent inter/intra-differences that can be detected in terms of the debater's employment of manipulation types, the whole pragmatic structure of manipulation, the manipulative pragmatic strategies, and the manipulative strategies used by the debaters, and (7) developing a pragmatic model for identifying the types of manipulation and the pragmatic strategies used to fulfill each type; in addition to another eclectic model to analyze the pragmatic structure and strategies of the data under scrutiny.
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Eleanor Smith has it all - just ask the people around her. She's married to a successful and respected man; they live in a beautiful home with three healthy children, and enjoy a busy social life and a good reputation. So why is Eleanor so unhappy? Her husband thinks she's just going through a bad spell and can, if she wants to, snap out of it. Her psychiatrist thinks she just has to inject a little romance into her marriage and she'll be fine. Her mother thinks she should just shut up and count her blessings. Even an anonymous woman in a doctor's office has an opinion - it's "the change." But clearly, for Eleanor, these aren't the answers. The problem goes deeper than merely a faltering marriage, a temporary depression, or simple ingratitude. With insight, compassion and no small amount of wit, Lois Simmie chronicles Eleanor's harrowing journey toward an understanding of why she feels the way she feels, and what to do about it. They Shouldn't Make You Promise That is both a joy and a heartbreak to read. It's an engrossing and rewarding tale told by an adept storyteller, a modern-day fable about promises kept, broken and regretted, and promises that should not be made.
"e;There were heavy guns in the smoke behind the lion, a flash of steel and a crack of flame. People screamed and died. It would crush him if he didn't get away."e;Luke plans to spend the autumn half term helping his father restore an old fishing boat at the top end of Fynn Creek. Angel craves excitement: Helen longs to go home. But this is Halloween. It's the last week of the waning moon and nothing is quite as it seems.The three of them find themselves in the dark night of the North Sea threatened by violence in the present and from the past.
One of the biggest challenges facing Christian teenagers today is the biblical requirement to preserve one's virginity before marriage. Goode gives some common sense reasons why Christian teens should protect their virginity at all cost.
Coretta Scott King is well known for being the wifeÊof Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., and for her own civil rights and world peace activism. She also received many awards and honorary degrees. But before she did all of those impressive things, Coretta was a strong little girl who could outclimb anyone in her neighborhood, was very close to her dad, and had a beautiful singing voice! Read all about how Coretta Scott King learned that if you work hard enough, your dreams can come true.
This book is an attempt to lead the way through the moral maze that is our relationship with nonhuman animals. Written by an author with an established reputation in this field, the book takes the reader step by step through the main parameters of the debate, demonstrating at each turn the different positions adopted. In the second part of the book, the implications of holding each position for the ethical permissibility of what is done to animals - in laboratories, farms, the home and the wild - are explained. Garner starts by asking whether animals have any moral standing before moving on to assess exactly what degree of moral status ought to be accorded to them. It is suggested that whilst animals should not be granted the same moral status as humans, they are worthy of greater moral consideration than the orthodox animal welfare position allows. As a result, it is suggested that many of the ways we currently treat animals are morally illegitimate. In the final chapter, the issue of political praxis is tackled. How are reforms to the ways in which animals are treated to be achieved? This book suggests that currently dominant debates about insider status and direct action are less important than the question of agency. That is, the important question is not what is done to change the way animals are treated as much as whom is to be mobilised to join the cause. Students of philosophy, politics and environmental issues will find this an essential textbook.
What's the secret to living a truly extraordinary life? John Bolin goes straight to the source for a Christ-inspired approach to personal growth and leadership development. Based on Luke 2:52, The Call to Greatness helps readers develop in the same ways that Jesus did: mentally, physically, spiritually and socially. Bolin has included a step-by-step program that allows readers to begin putting the principles into practice and achieve greater influence for God. A balanced and meaningful life is within reach! From the Trade Paperback edition.
The story of several generations of a family, as seen through the wonderings and wanderings of it youngest daughter; uses dreams, stories, trips, journals, and letters to trace the power of commitments and consciousness, memory and forgetting, reality and dream, mythology and religion, and mental illness and vision. As the Arthur family gathers to hold a vigil beside the dying father, James, their voices drift in and out over 80 years and two continents to recall their individual lives, as Yvonne, the narrator, discovers her final role.
Experience the Nightmare of a Perfect World Welcome to America: where every school child is completely healthy; where an all-embracing church speaks only of unconditional love and acceptance; where diseases once thought beyond reach have been conquered; and where those who have lost loved ones receive soothing messages of hope. Yet beneath the surface of this seeming utopia lies a horrifying darkness. In a world long since reshaped in the wake of 9/11, Matthew Bridger, president of the United States, Bryson Lawe, a Secret Service agent, and Karen Foley, a Christian activist must face the atrocity the American dream has become. Life has lost its value, deception is epidemic, and in a nation of more than three million square miles, there is no room for God. As a Russian oil embargo jeopardizes American petroleum reserves, a massive terrorist strike forces the United States to withdraw its support of Israel. Finally given their long-awaited opening, enemies of the Jewish state attack, igniting a war that threatens to sweep the globe. Amid the escalating chaos, Bridger, Lawe and Foley race to uncover the truths that will secure their survival–and that of America itself. From the Trade Paperback edition.
All of us should condemn terrorism--whether the perpetrators are Muslim extremists, white supremacists, Marxist revolutionaries, or our own government. But it's time for us to stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism under the assumption they are guilty of harboring terrorist sympathies or promoting violence until they prove otherwise. Renowned expert on Islamophobia Todd Green shows us how this line of questioning is riddled with false assumptions that say much more about "us" than "them." Green offers three compelling reasons why we should stop asking Muslims to condemn terrorism: 1) The question wrongly assumes Islam is the driving force behind terrorism 2) The question ignores the many ways Muslims already condemn terrorism. 3) The question diverts attention from unjust Western violence. This book is an invitation for self-examination when it comes to the questions we ask of Muslims and ourselves about violence. It will open the door to asking better questions of our Muslim neighbors, questions based not on the presumption of guilt but on the promise of friendship.