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The Art of Civil Advocacy

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August 2017 | 200 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Argumentation: The Art of Civil Advocacy teaches students the principles of argumentation as a practical way to engage in interpersonal and public deliberation. Authors Larry Underberg and Heather Norton offer a unique approach for creating civil discourse by encouraging students to consider how they argue with others to enhance or diminish opportunities for future dialogue. A variety of everyday examples are provided in the text to demonstrate how well-reasoned argumentation can strengthen communities and create productive citizenship. Students gain a better understanding for the situations, environments, and relationships that form the context for an advocate, and how those factors can influence discourse.

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LIST OF TABLES
 
PREFACE
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
 
SECTION I: THE NATURE AND CONTEXT OF ARGUMENT
 
CHAPTER 1 The Process of Argument
ARGUING IS PART OF OUR NATURE

 
WHAT IS ARGUMENT?

 
WHY SHOULD WE ARGUE?

 
ARGUING PRODUCTIVELY

 
WHEN NOT TO ARGUE

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
CHAPTER 2 Credibility: The Foundation of Responsible Advocacy
TYPES OF CREDIBILITY

 
FACTORS AFFECTING AN ADVOCATE’S CREDIBILITY

 
THE ADVOCATE/LISTENER RELATIONSHIP

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
CHAPTER 3 External Factors Influencing Argument
THE AUDIENCE

 
FIELD AND OCCASION

 
THE LARGER CONVERSATION

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
CHAPTER 4 Audience-Based Argument
INTERACTING WITH FAMILIAR AUDIENCES

 
UNDERSTANDING UNFAMILIAR AUDIENCES

 
LIMITS OF DEMOGRAPHIC ANALYSIS

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
SECTION II: IDENTIFYING AND MAKING QUALITY ARGUMENTS
 
CHAPTER 5 Discovering Arguments: Narrative Approaches
ARGUMENTS AS NARRATIVE

 
NARRATIVE ELEMENTS

 
EVALUATING NARRATIVES

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
CHAPTER 6 Discovering Arguments: Stock Issue Approaches
QUESTIONS OF FACT

 
QUESTIONS OF VALUE

 
QUESTIONS OF POLICY

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
CHAPTER 7 Supporting Arguments
WHEN DO I NEED TO USE OUTSIDE SUPPORT?

 
WHY DO I NEED TO USE OUTSIDE SUPPORT?

 
GENERAL EVALUATION OF OUTSIDE SUPPORT

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
CHAPTER 8 Types and Tests of Evidence
EXAMPLES

 
STATISTICS

 
TESTIMONY

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
SECTION III: EFFECTIVELY PRESENTING ARGUMENTS
 
CHAPTER 9 Language and Style in Argument
THE VARIETY OF PERSONAL STYLES

 
STYLE SHOULD REFLECT A CONSTRUCTIVE VIEW OF ARGUMENT

 
STYLE AND CREDIBILITY

 
LANGUAGE AS A COMPONENT OF STYLE

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
CHAPTER 10 Responding to Arguments
LISTENING EFFECTIVELY

 
LISTENING FOR RELATIONSHIP AND CONTENT

 
PREPARING TO RESPOND

 
MAKING A RESPONSE

 
CONCLUSION

 
QUESTIONS FOR CONSIDERATION

 
KEY TERMS

 
 
ADDITIONAL RESOURCES
APPENDIX A: THE TOULMIN MODEL

 
APPENDIX B: LOGICAL FALLACIES

 
 
GLOSSARY
 
NOTES
 
INDEX
 
ABOUT THE AUTHORS

Supplements

Instructor Teaching site

Password-protected Instructor Resources include the following:

    • A Microsoft® Word test bank, is available containing multiple choice, true/false, short answer, and essay questions for each chapter. The test bank provides you with a diverse range of pre-written options as well as the opportunity for editing any question and/or inserting your own personalized questions to effectively assess students’ progress and understanding.
    • Editable, chapter-specific Microsoft® PowerPoint® slides offer you complete flexibility in easily creating a multimedia presentation for your course. Each slide highlights essential content and features.
    • EXCLUSIVE! Access to certain full-text SAGE journal articles that have been carefully selected for each chapter. Each article supports and expands on the concepts presented in the chapter. This feature also provides questions to focus and guide student interpretation. Combine cutting-edge academic journal scholarship with the topics in your course for a robust classroom experience.

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Chapter 1: The Process of Argument


Larry B. Underberg

Larry Underberg is a professor of Communication Studies at Southeast Missouri State University.  He received his B.A. from Northern Illinois University, M.A. from Auburn University, and Ph.D. from Penn State University; all in Rhetoric and Public Address.  He has taught Argumentation and Debate for nearly forty years receiving the “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the National Educational Debate Association and the “Outstanding Contribution to Argumentation” award from the Central States Communication Association Argumentation and Forensics Division.  In addition to Argumentation, he teaches Political Communication,... More About Author

Heather Michelle Norton Davies

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