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Glossary of Zulick's Movement Theory

Adaptation  Building arguments by borrowing affirmative premises from other movements, enclaves, or especially the dominant public.
Agent  The rhetorical representation of self or other. The image of a language or a point of intersection between languages. Only agents can traverse the boundaries of enclaved languages
Constitution, Constitutive Phase The moment in movement discourse when much of its language and structures have been formed. A portion of its discourse is now directed internally, toward reinforcement of existing movement identity.
Constitutive Voice  Inner-directed rhetoric reinforcing group identity, providing a sense of common cause, shared origins, collaborative future.
Deformation The moment in a movement when its constitution breaks down as a result of saturation or schism. Deformation can end a movement or can resemble formation--because chaos can be creative as well as destructive.
Dominant Public  
Enclaved Public  See Fraser. Discrete classes, groups, and organizations maintaining their own distinct rhetorical culture within a heterogeneous dominant public are not really "private" by virtue of being excluded from the "public." Instead they function as enclaved publics. They exhibit in their structural dynamic a symmetry of scale with respect to the larger public sphere.
Enthymeme, Enthymematic  
Formation The creative moment in a movement when its language, structures and cultural forms are being assembled. A period of volatility and intense rhetorical production of knowledge.
Language of Justification  
Oppositional Voice Other-directed rhetoric challenging the dominant public, raising objections, engaging in direct dissent.
Public Sphere According to Habermas, the public sphere is "a realm of our social life in which something approaching public opinion can be formed. Access is guaranteed to all citizens. A portion of the public sphere comes into being in every conversation in which private individuals assemble to form a public body" ("PS" 49). A rhetorical theory of the public sphere emphasizes that "sphere" is a metaphor. The public does not exist prior to the conversations that bring it into being. Its shape, boundaries and agents are all the products of discourse, although not divorced from their material aspect as well.
Rhetorical Culture See Farrell. In my work, "rhetorical culture" refers to the discursive fabric of a public in its rhetorical expression, and is made up of a complex but unique pattern of agents, rules, boundaries, topoi, and ethical-aesthetic artifacts.
Rupture A break between the way we experience a certain reality and the way we represent it, leading to a sharp adjustment.
Voice  Rhetorical presence or persona of an agent or group represented as a subject. A discursive consciousness as "the image of a language"