Reliance on expertise has become so commonplace in American culture that it is virtually impossible to avoid. Relying on expertise is one way we delegate the contents of our busy lives and defer to authority in the interest of being efficient. In The Rhetoric of Expertise, E. Johanna Hartelius investigates how expertise is negotiated as a function of the rhetorical situation, its participants and constraints. Specifically, she asks: What rhetorical strategies do different groups employ to compete for expert authority and legitimacy when they conflict with one another? Each chapter focuses on a particular context-politics, history, medicine, and information. By demonstrating that expertise is managed through argumentation, The Rhetoric of Expertise informs a number of practical issues: how the nation's political world is run, why some forms of medical expertise are deemed credible while others are derided, what the differences are between historical scholarship and the memory of lived experience, and why new information producers are causing such a stir.
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E. Johanna Hartelius offers readers an exceptionally rich and lucid account of the theory and practice of the rhetoric of expertise. Her scholarship is wide-ranging and her analytical and critical talents are first rate. The Rhetoric of Expertise is one of the most instructive and clearly written assessments of the topic that I have ever read. -- Michael J. Hyde, Wake Forest University
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E. Johanna Hartelius is assistant professor of rhetorical studies at Northern Illinois University.
Chapter One. Introduction to the Rhetoric of Expertise Chapter Two. Immigration Reform: The Rhetoric of Political Expertise Chapter Three. 9/11: The Rhetoric of Historical Expertise Chapter Four. Clinical Depression: The Rhetoric of Medical Expertise Chapter Five.Wikipedia: The Rhetoric of Informational Expertise Chapter Six. Future Practices and Studies of Expertise