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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Immediately , this message forms on screen in large , puffy blue letters : “ A , T , &
T Loves You . " Then the message begins dissolving and enlarging
simultaneously , so that the background is now the same blue as the message .
Huge lips fill ...
forms of Sensationspeak , Alienspeak — especially science fiction print literature
, television , and film is characterized by a civilized , cerebral tone . Compare the
lack of noise , gore , and violence , along with the quiet , genteel style of the Star
Hatespeak should be viewed for what it is : psychological violence , an attack
upon people ' s inner lives , a form of ... Even the “ milder " forms of Hatespeak ,
such as that inflicted by this radio talk - show host , lead to actual , physical
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MediaSpeak and American Voices
Making Sense of MediaSpeak
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