Michel Foucault's theory of rhetoric as epistemic

  title={Michel Foucault's theory of rhetoric as epistemic},
  author={Sandra K. Foss and A. M. Gill},
In this essay, Michel Foucault's notion of the discursive formation is used as a starting point for formulation of a middle‐level theory that explains the process by which rhetoric is epistemic. Five theoretical units derived from Foucault's work‐discursive practices, rules, roles, power, and knowledge‐are discussed, along with the relationships among them. Foucault's theory then is illustrated in an analysis of Disneyland, a system of discursive acts that result in clearly specified knowledge… CONTINUE READING