Drawing on previous studies of synecdoche regarding public controversies, I consider how opponents of criminal justice reform magnify threats with emotional appeals based on stigma to evaluate arguments based on fear. I close the paper by theorizing ways in which rhetorical critics might respond with arguments drawing on metaphor and dialectic to generate a more compassionate and rational consideration of policy regarding reentry for formerly incarcerated persons.
|State||Published - Nov 16 2019|
|Event||National Communication Association's Annual Meeting - Baltimore, MD|
Duration: Nov 16 2019 → Nov 16 2019
|Conference||National Communication Association's Annual Meeting|
|Period||11/16/19 → 11/16/19|