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1. Walker, Kenneth C. Rhetorics of Uncertainty: Networked Deliberations in Climate Risk .

Degree: 2015, University of Arizona

This dissertation applies a mixed-methods model across three cases of climate risk in order to examine the rhetorical dynamics of uncertainties. I argue that a rhetorical approach to uncertainties can effectively scaffold civic agency in risk communication by translating conflicting interests and creating sites of public participation. By tracing the networks of scientists and their artifacts through cases of climate risk, I demonstrate how the performances of scientific ethos and their material-discursive technologies facilitate the personalization of risk as a form of scientific prudence, and thus a channel to feasible political action. I support these claims through a rhetorical model of translation, which hybridizes methods from discourse analysis and Actor-Network Theory (ANT) in order assemble a data-driven and corpus-based approach to rhetorical analysis. From this rhetorical perspective uncertainties expand on our notions of risk because they reveal associations between scientific inquiries, probability assessments, and the facilitation of political dialogues. In each case, the particular insight of the model reveals a range of rhetorical potentials in climate risk that can be confronted through uncertainties. Advisors/Committee Members: Kimme Hea, Amy C (advisor), Kimme Hea, Amy C. (committeemember), Walsh, Lynda C. (committeemember), McAllister, Ken S. (committeemember), Cokinos, Christopher A. (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Climate Change; Rhetorical Theory; Risk; Uncertainty; English; Actor-Network Theory

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APA (6th Edition):

Walker, K. C. (2015). Rhetorics of Uncertainty: Networked Deliberations in Climate Risk . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556604

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Walker, Kenneth C. “Rhetorics of Uncertainty: Networked Deliberations in Climate Risk .” 2015. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed August 18, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556604.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Walker, Kenneth C. “Rhetorics of Uncertainty: Networked Deliberations in Climate Risk .” 2015. Web. 18 Aug 2019.

Vancouver:

Walker KC. Rhetorics of Uncertainty: Networked Deliberations in Climate Risk . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2015. [cited 2019 Aug 18]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556604.

Council of Science Editors:

Walker KC. Rhetorics of Uncertainty: Networked Deliberations in Climate Risk . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2015. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/556604

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