Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose

Permanence and Change An Anatomy of Purpose Permanence and Change was written and first published in the depths of the Great Depression Attitudes Toward History followed it two years later These were revolutionary texts in the theory of communi

  • Title: Permanence and Change: An Anatomy of Purpose
  • Author: Kenneth Burke
  • ISBN: 9780520041462
  • Page: 143
  • Format: Paperback
  • Permanence and Change was written and first published in the depths of the Great Depression Attitudes Toward History followed it two years later These were revolutionary texts in the theory of communication, and, as classics, they retain their surcharge of energy Permanence and Change treats human communication in terms of ideal cooperation, whereas Attitudes Towards HiPermanence and Change was written and first published in the depths of the Great Depression Attitudes Toward History followed it two years later These were revolutionary texts in the theory of communication, and, as classics, they retain their surcharge of energy Permanence and Change treats human communication in terms of ideal cooperation, whereas Attitudes Towards History characterizes tactics and patterns of conflict typical of actual human associations It is in Permanence and Change that Burke establishes in path breaking fashion that form permeates society just as it does poetry and the arts Hence, his master idea that forms of art are not exclusively aesthetic the cycles of a storm, the gradations of a sunrise, the stages of an epidemic, the undoing of Prince Hamlet are all instances of progressive form This new edition of Permanence and Change reprints Hugh Dalziel Duncan s long sociological introduction and includes a substantial new afterward in which Burke reexamines his early ideas in light of subsequent developments in his own thinking and in social theory.

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    About " Kenneth Burke "

  • Kenneth Burke

    Kenneth Duva Burke was a major American literary theorist and philosopher Burke s primary interests were in rhetoric and aesthetics.

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  • Read for a course in American literature of the Great Depression. Mostly a treatise on communication and the relationships between language and action and language and morality, this text is useful in theorizing the way that crisis (such as economic upheaval) causes communication breakdowns that create major shifts in the culturally agreed-upon meanings of words.


  • Too much clever buried in this on the anatomy of language and its role in social change and orientation, disorientation, reorientation. No great pleasure to read but a great pleasure to think with. My first fully completed from this master



  • Burke is my guy, and this is fascinating as a looser, more free-wheeling articulation of what he'd get back to in Rhetoric of Motive.


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