The oratory of Tony Blair

Bennister, Mark (2014) The oratory of Tony Blair. In: Labour Orators from Bevan to Miliband. Manchester University Press, Manchester, pp. 156-171. ISBN UNSPECIFIED

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This chapter provides a critical analysis of Tony Blair’s oratory. It argues that his party leadership can be divided into three distinct oratorical phases; as opposition leader; as Prime Minister before 2003; and as Prime Minister after 2003. The chapter considers the rhetorical devices Blair used with different audiences. It asks, how did Blair’s oratory differ and what impact did it have on both the Labour party and his leadership? Did Blair create a rhetorical style that set him apart from previous Labour leaders and create a new standard against which future leaders would be judged?

Keywords:Speeches, politics, Tony Blair, Labour party
Subjects:L Social studies > L200 Politics
Divisions:College of Social Science > School of Social & Political Sciences
ID Code:33474
Deposited On:07 Nov 2018 15:26

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