Mediaspeak: Three American Voices
This book defines and analyzes the content, structure, and values of three predominant types of public discourse, which are labeled Doublespeak, Salespeak, and Sensationspeak. These media messages are examined to determine how they are constructed and how they influence individuals, ideology, and culture. Discussions are illustrated with a diverse range of examples from popular culture, magazines, Internet sites, politics, television, and film. Fox argues that the Information Age has replaced actual reality with representations of reality. He states that electronic media dominates our lives. Together, these three voices saturate media and technology, profoundly influencing American culture. Fox suggests specific strategies for recognizing and understanding these coded messages.
This lively and informative discussion will appeal to anyone who is interested in learning how print and electronic media manipulate both individuals and society as a whole. The extensive research will appeal to media, communications, journalism, and cultural studies scholars alike.
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And to make something appear better than it really is , or different from what is
really is , Doublespeak does duty . For example , the three photos in Figures 3 . 1
, 3 . 2 , and 3 . 3 appeared in this same sequence in Vanity Fair ( March 1992 ) .
This report also concluded that almost all commercials with voiceovers are
spoken by men , that men appear more frequently and in more roles than women
, and that women are most frequently shown in family roles . When commercials
The unknown people who appear on the Springer show and others of its ilk are
merely following in the footsteps of what they have witnessed throughout their
lives — that “ famous ” people , such as Madonna and Ivana Trump , appear on
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MediaSpeak and American Voices
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