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Jean Goodwin

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Dare to Discipline (1970), a polemic that links “permissive” parenting to social disorder, is an important text in the history of the conservative movement. This paper uses rhetorical analysis of Dare to Discipline to argue that an ethos of expertise is a professionally informed response to “ubiquitous” commonsense knowledge.

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https://doi.org/10.31274/sciencecommunication-180809-76

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The Ethos of Expertise: How Social Conservatives Use Scientific Rhetoric

Dare to Discipline (1970), a polemic that links “permissive” parenting to social disorder, is an important text in the history of the conservative movement. This paper uses rhetorical analysis of Dare to Discipline to argue that an ethos of expertise is a professionally informed response to “ubiquitous” commonsense knowledge.

 

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