The Argument Culture
Stopping America's War of WordseBook - 1999
The author examines the way we communicate in public--in the media, in politics, in our courtrooms, and classrooms -- once again letting us see in a new way forces that have powerfully shaped our lives. The war on drugs, the battle of the sexes, political turf combat -- in the argument culture, war metaphors pervade our talk and influence our thinking. We approach anything we need to accomplish as a fight between two opposing sides. In this book, she shows how deeply entrenched this cultural tendency is, the forms it takes, and how it affects us every day -- sometimes in useful ways, but often causing damage.
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 1999, c1998.
Edition: 1st ed.
Characteristics: 1 online resource.