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Type of Document Dissertation
Author Kice, Brent C.
Author's Email Address bkice@frostburg.edu
URN etd-08152008-093238
Title From the Mountains to the Podium: The Rhetoric of Fidel Castro
Degree Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department Communication Studies
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Andrew King Committee Chair
Renee Edwards Committee Member
Ruth Laurion Bowman Committee Member
Stephanie Houston Grey Committee Member
David Lindenfeld Dean's Representative
Keywords
  • dictator
  • rhetorical criticism
Date of Defense 2008-07-24
Availability unrestricted
Abstract
This dissertation examines the rhetoric utilized by Fidel Castro that Castro used in order to maintain his tenure as the sole leader of Cuba for almost 50 years. Castro employs identification through division with an enemy, and he is able to perpetuate this division through an ongoing, dynamically perceived narrative. This narrative takes shape in the form of “the revolution,” a rhetorical construction designed to create a collective Cuban identity, which, in turn, is furthered through ideology by Castro’s elimination of competing points of views. Castro’s unique role as narrator has allowed him to adapt to events and maintain this narrative of revolution.
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