Identification Theory

Burke on Identification: Where to Find It

Burke discusses identification explicitly at greatest length in his essay, "The Range of Rhetoric," Chapter in A Rhetoric of Motives. University of California Press, 1969.

Secondary Sources On Identification Theory (Dramatism)

Day, Dennis G. "Persuasion and the Concepts of Identification." Quarterly Journal of Speech 46 (1960): 270-273.

Fay, Isabel, and Jim A. Kuypers. “Transcending Mysticism and Building Identification Through Empowerment of the Rhetorical Agent: John F. Kennedy’s Berlin Speeches on June 26, 1963.” Southern Communication Journal, vol. 77, no. 3, July 2012, pp. 198–215. Taylor and Francis+NEJM, doi:10.1080/1041794X.2011.637601.

Gaines, Robert N. "Identification and Redemption in Lysias' Against Eratosthenes." Central States Speech Journal 30 (1979): 199-210.

Heracleous, Loizos, and Laura Alexa Klaering. "The Circle of Life: Rhetoric of Identification in Steve Jobs' Stanford Speech." Journal of Business Research 79 (2017): 31-40. [].

Koptak, Paul E. “‘I’m On My Long Journey Home’: Rhetorical Identification in the Bluegrass Gospel Singing of Ralph Stanley and the Stanley Brothers.” Res Rhetorica, no. 2 (April 2017): 28–44. [].

Torres, Monica, and Kathryn Valentine. "I Am the 99 Percent" : Identification and Division in the Rhetorics of the Occupy Wall Street Protests." Chapter in Crossing Borders, Drawing Boundaries : the Rhetoric of Lines Across America. Edited by Barbara Couture and Patti Wojahn, Utah State University Press, 2016.

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