RA 3

In Part 2 of David Fleming’s City of Rhetoric, he breaks down the different public spheres present in the 21st century. Fleming defines four different spheres: Ghetto, Suburbia, The New Urbanism, and Home. Throughout the next couple of paragraphs, I will be further exploring the concept of Suburbia, and how Fleming’s research correlates to what […]

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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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RA 4: “Toward a New Sociospatial Dialectic” in Fleming’s “City of Rhetoric”

In Chapter Eight of David Fleming’s “City of Rhetoric,” the author unpacks and explores the rhetoric behind the urban sociology discussed previously in the book, as well as the implications towards the future of public discourse through that sociolofy. More specifically, Fleming discusses the different kinds of social space, how society renders and resolves conflict, […]

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RA 3: “Suburbia” in Fleming’s “City of Rhetoric”

In Fleming’s “Suburbia” section of “City of Rhetoric,” the author argues that suburban relocation provides jobs, good schools, safety and piece of mind, therefore, it should be an achievable option for residents of Chicago’s public housing projects, yet it isn’t. This point is highlighted by Fleming through his advocacy that the suburbs are private and […]

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