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By Dana L. Cloud

In this perceptive research, Dana Cloud lines the substitute of social and political activism via the pursuit of non-public, mental swap. She identifies the recent flow because the "rhetoric of therapy", the place a persuasive cultural discourse that applies thoughts resembling coping and adapting replaces lively makes an attempt to reform mistaken structures of social and political strength. Cloud makes a speciality of the healing discourse that emerged after the Vietnam warfare and hyperlinks its upward push to precise political and fiscal pursuits.

Critical case experiences establish the level to which healing discourses are persuasive, together with: the rhetoric of "family values"; media assurance of "support teams" throughout the Gulf conflict; Gloria Steinem's Revolution from Within; the movie Thelma and Louise; and literature of the hot Age circulate.

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