On Viewing Press Releases of the Texas State AFL-CIO as Rhetorical Genre

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Previous scholarship on labor rhetoric has concentrated on the impact of declining union membership and contemporary activist strategies on the part of unions. The press release is a common form of communication that organized labor employs in order to reach its publics. This study explores the press releases of the Texas State AFL-CIO to determine to what extent this level of labor discourse meets the criteria of a rhetorical genre. This study employs the methodology for generic criticism laid out by Foss for identifying genres. The study concludes that a genre of labor rhetoric exists and that the genre was ... continued below

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Welborn, Ronny D. May 1992.

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Previous scholarship on labor rhetoric has concentrated on the impact of declining union membership and contemporary activist strategies on the part of unions. The press release is a common form of communication that organized labor employs in order to reach its publics. This study explores the press releases of the Texas State AFL-CIO to determine to what extent this level of labor discourse meets the criteria of a rhetorical genre. This study employs the methodology for generic criticism laid out by Foss for identifying genres. The study concludes that a genre of labor rhetoric exists and that the genre was used extensively to promote the Texas State AFL-CIO as a socially-conscious and politically motivated organization.

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Welborn, Ronny D. On Viewing Press Releases of the Texas State AFL-CIO as Rhetorical Genre, thesis, May 1992; Denton, Texas. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc500348/: accessed October 18, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; .