Final Chapter

In his final City of Rhetoric chapter, author David Fleming argues that it is extremely difficult to design environments that are conducive to human flourishing. Even though there is difficulty in such task, humans still keep trying. Through his exploration of these environments, Fleming briefly states, “But designing for people is not just about ensuring […]

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Ghetto

In his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming in his Ghetto chapter discusses the rhetorical implications of public discourse and the subjugation within the socio economic status of African American communities. Within this chapter, Fleming describes white systematic oppression and how it has infiltrated African American communities and he uses cities such as Chicago to […]

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Commonplace Book #7: Fleming Quote

“[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation.” (205)   In this quote, Fleming argues about education and how he thinks education should encourage students to […]

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