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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How do writers develop voices that resonate with autonomy and trust ? How does
media alter our thinking ... I also explored how teachers developed their own
voices to stay alive in their classrooms ( Fox , in press ) . Finally , all of this work ...
An empowered voice helps us develop constructive , positive relationships with
family , friends , and peers . It helps us gain confidence and independence . It
helps us find meaningful work , helps us better navigate life . The words , images
Of course , media language and images can also develop our voices , especially
if they are " processed " or somehow ... Such growth or voice is best developed
by focusing on tasks that are unique to the individual , which he or she can ...
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MediaSpeak and American Voices
Making Sense of MediaSpeak
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