Satirizing the Debating Society in Eighteenth-Century England

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalArgumentation and Advocacy
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication

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