Reading Analysis 5

In his book City of Rhetoric, at the end of the ninth chapter, Fleming states “I hope the answers offered in this book can be of use as the twenty-first century unfolds” (210). These answers offered in the book respond to Fleming’s questions: “What lessons do we learn from our cities today?” and “Can they […]

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Sociospatial Environment

Rhetorical Analysis #4: Fleming Chapter 8 Throughout the book, author David Fleming constantly argues that our built environment, along with civic public discourse and education, continually shape who we are. In this specific chapter, the first of section 3, Fleming examines the scenes he has talked about in previous chapters such as the ghettos, white […]

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1340 S St NW

Analytical Essay 1: Place, space, and everything in between. As society progresses through technology, more people are becoming detached from the true meaning of life. A walk outside has turned into heads down on cell phones, a coffee date has become a conference call, and a person working in a factory or office has been […]

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City of Rhetoric

City of Rhetoric In chapter 3.8 of David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric, Mr. Fleming argues that society benefits from critically examining what usually appears innocent to us and then applying that to organize the world in a certain way to increase or decrease citizens’ opportunities. The chapter, entitled “Toward a New Sociospatial Dialectic”, begins with […]

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Reading Analysis 4

The eighth chapter of Fleming’s book, “Toward a New Sociospatial Dialectic,” is his attempt to tie together what has been a rather confusing work- one ostensibly about rhetoric but primarily discussing sociology. This chapter, placed after the quadrilogy of “Ghetto,” “Surburbia,” “The New Urbanism,” and “Home,” is meant to restate what Fleming’s points were and […]

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