Debating societies formed among tradesmen, craftsmen, professionals, and small businessmen of eighteenth-century England with the overt purpose of “improving” their members. A body of discourse arose in response which satirized the debating societies of the day. These classical examples of the satiric voice served as a form of argumentative practice in which the ideological struggle between social classes was waged.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Argumentation and Advocacy|
|State||Published - 1989|
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