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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RA #4: Fleming 3.8

In his book City of Rhetoric, Chapter 8: Toward a New Sociospatial Dialectic, David Fleming discusses the rhetorical implications of public discourse and civic education. Fleming believes “we need to look at how the scenes just examined—a low-income African-American ghetto, an affluent white suburb, a mixed-income “urban village,” a high-rise inner city housing co-op, as […]

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“Ghetto”

03/23/17 “Ghetto” In part one of, City Rhetoric, by David Fleming, we are introduced to what a “true U.S. Citizen” is and how through history of race, gender, and economic background takes importance in determining a full “U.S. Citizen. Fleming argues that individuality is the base to democracy, without conflicting points of view and differences […]

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RA: Ghetto

  In chapter four of his book City of Rhetoric, David Fleming explains how American Ghettos were intentionally created and used to systematically oppress racial or ethnic groups through the example of African Americans in Chicago.  Chicago is used to illustrate Flemings arguments because the city’s “extreme spatial manifestation of [its socio economic] subjugation” makes […]

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