Centre for Research in Reasoning, Argumentation & Rhetoric along with the PhD in Argumentation Studies at the University of Windsor invite you to a talk by
Hareim Hassan, AS PhD Candidate
Argumentative Use of Slogans: The Case of the Egypt Uprising
Abstract: In 2011 during the Arab Spring, there were a series of shocking uprisings. This work examines the role slogans played in the Egypt uprising. The general framework of the study is rhetoric: why are slogans effective in bringing about changes in minds and status quos? An argumentative understanding of slogans explains their roles in social movements in challenging or changing the status quo through advocating actions. Slogans are useful rhetorical tools “by which a large group of people may express their collective ideas” (Newsome, 2002, p. 21). I examine slogans used in the Egypt uprising to make sense of the relationship between modifications and representations of ideas and their ramifications on the political status quo of Egypt during the uprising. Slogans can provide rationalizations for actions (Denton, 1980), and in this analysis, I examine the slogan’s role in rationalizing actions against the then political status quo in Egypt.
Friday, March 17, 2023
Chrysler Hall North, 1163