Studying Visual Modes of Public Address: Lewis Hine's Progressive-Era Child Labor Rhetoric

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Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Handbook of Rhetoric and Public Address
EditorsShawn J. Parry-Giles, J. Michael Hogan
Number of pages21
ISBN (Print)9781405178136
StatePublished - May 5 2010


  • Circulation, difficulty in studying - involving movement of discourse
  • Compositional analysis, description and interpretation of visual grammar of images
  • critical approaches to visualizing public address - image as a photograph or oil painting, matters to our interpretation of it
  • Light emphasizing parts of image - deemphasizing others, and constructing an emotional atmosphere
  • Movement regulating child labor in the United States - successful social movements of early twentieth century
  • National Child Labor Committee (NCLC), privately funding group of activists and social work professionals
  • Public address scholars, interested in the creator of public discourse
  • Study of composition and reproduction - discovering specificity of images' rhetorical work
  • Studying visual modes of public address - Lewis Hine's Progressive-Era Child Labor Rhetoric

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences

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