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A rhetorical examination and critique of Hezbollah, the party of God

by Kahil, Souhad.

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Dr. Alberto Gonzalez, Advisor Rhetorical examination and critique of Hezbollah--the Party of God is an analysis and interpretation, of Hezbollah as a social movement whose discourse is rooted in Arabic and Islamic discourse traditions. Hezbollah is a poorly understood movement. It is portrayed as a one-dimensional terrorist group. Hezbollah members are portrayed as plane hijackers, kidnappers and suicide bombers. But the Party of God has a rhetorical life--even the rhetorical construction of the martyr is worth examination from a cultural perspective. The following study examines how persuasive discourse constructs Hezbollah identity and purpose. Further, this study examines how the political and military elements in the context of Lebanese modernism are reflected in movement's discourse. To those who love me and to whom I love, to my future, I present " it " iv v
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School:Bowling Green State University

School Location:USA - Ohio

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:hizballah lebanon rhetorical criticism

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