Rewiring Kenneth Burke for the 21st century [electronic resource] : Hizb ut-Tahrir's social movement rhetoric and online quest for the caliphate /Show full item record
|Title||Rewiring Kenneth Burke for the 21st century [electronic resource] : Hizb ut-Tahrir's social movement rhetoric and online quest for the caliphate /|
|Author||Loewe, Drew Martin|
|Description||Title from dissertation title page (viewed Nov. 3, 2009).|
Thesis (Ph.D.)--Texas Christian University, 2009.
Department of English; advisor, Ann L. George.
Includes bibliographical references.
Text (electronic thesis) in PDF.
Chapter 1, "Introduction and Overview: Changing the Tools," introduces my dissertation as an attempt to answer two sets of calls: calls for Burkean scholarship on social movements to be updated and calls for case studies of online rhetoric. I explain how social movements have been among the most important users of the Web and I introduce the subject of my dissertation, Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain (HTB). Chapter 2, "Social Movement Rhetoric Online: How Form is Formed," conceptualizes a way to meet the challenge of updating Burkean methods to better understand social movement rhetorics created, disseminated, and received online. I examine the Web on its own terms, tracing its origins and blending insights from new media scholarship and rhetorical scholarship.^I introduce and examine relevant Burkean rhetorical concepts, including symbolic action/nonsymbolic motion and rhetorical form.^I argue that previous rhetorical scholarship on social movements, while valuable, has omitted the media-specific analysis necessary to understand the Web as a rhetorical event. Chapter 3, "Rewiring Kenneth