The Rhetorical Life of 22-A-Day: Discourse, Media Publics, and Representation

dc.contributor.advisorHum, Sue
dc.contributor.authorWright, Micah Christopher
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDrinka, Bridget
dc.contributor.committeeMemberBayer, Mark
dc.contributor.committeeMemberHart, Alexis
dc.creator.orcidhttps://orcid.org/0000-0003-2370-1857
dc.date.accessioned2024-01-26T23:09:31Z
dc.date.available2024-01-26T23:09:31Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.descriptionThe author has granted permission for their work to be available to the general public.
dc.description.abstractIn this dissertation, I examine the rhetorical life of a statistic from before its creation to its use in media publics and social movements. This movement through discourse is indicative of a rhetorical life, in which the statistic lives a multivalent existence. Its persistence through different sites of discourse promotes an opportunity for multiple iterations to develop. These different iterations are used by groups to direct audience attention in specific ways. Through the use of rhetorical elements, publics and social movements alike promote agendas through their own persistence of the statistic. I argue that the rhetorical life of statistics persists through public boundaries contributing differently to ongoing discourse. The examination of this rhetorical life illuminates how rhetorical elements impact the creation and fluctuation of meaning.
dc.description.departmentEnglish
dc.format.extent145 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.isbn9798759968504
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12588/2751
dc.languageen
dc.subjectMilitary
dc.subjectPublic sphere
dc.subjectRecursive
dc.subjectStatistics
dc.subjectVeteran suicide
dc.subject.classificationRhetoric and Composition
dc.subject.classificationrhetoric
dc.titleThe Rhetorical Life of 22-A-Day: Discourse, Media Publics, and Representation
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.dcmiText
dcterms.accessRightspq_OA
thesis.degree.departmentEnglish
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Texas at San Antonio
thesis.degree.levelDoctoral
thesis.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophy

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