The Rhetorical Uses of the Authorizing Figure: Fidel Castro and Jose Marti

The Rhetorical Uses of the Authorizing Figure: Fidel Castro and Jose Marti

by Donald Rice

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Overview

Rice analyzes the rhetoric of the Cuban revolution and Fidel Castro's use of Jose Marti. He discusses how the authorizing figure defines and unifies the emerging revolutionary movement, contributes to the application of the sanctioning authority of the state, and legitimizes the revolutionary vision over time.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780275942144
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 06/16/1992
Pages: 192
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

DONALD E. RICE is Assistant Professor in the Department of Speech Communication at Concordia College, Moorhead, Minnesota. His teaching and research interests lie in rhetorical theory and criticism, as well as Latin American studies.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Authority and Types of Authorization

The Figure of Martí in Cuba

The Definition and Unification of a Revolutionary Movement

The Use of the Authorizing Figure to Sanction Controversial Actions and Political Interpretations

The Long-Term Legitimation of a Movement's Goals

Implications

Bibliography

Index

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