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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On the other hand , a symbolic response occurs when we slow down and think
about the symbol and that to which it refers — when we think about the
circumstances and conditions that surround the situation . A more deliberative ,
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hand ( no face ) reaches for the corn . Magically , the corn turns into a stack of
corn chips about the size of an ear of corn . The female hand plucks a corn chip ...
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MediaSpeak and American Voices
Making Sense of MediaSpeak
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