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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( in Barsamian 1991 ) So we ignore the Doublespeak surrounding social and
cultural issues" questions that really matter ” — because we find ... Just as moles
would not question the earth in which they burrow , we don ' t question
Celebrating Coke Day at the Carbonated Beverage Company At century ' s end ,
the question is not “ Where and when does Salespeak appear ? " Rather , the
real question is , “ Where and when does Salespeak not appear ? " Only in ...
I rented the videos and scanned for the spots in question . One article directed
me to a scene in Aladdin that supposedly contained the audible line , “ Good
teenagers , take off your clothes . " I found the scene ( when Prince Ababwa visits
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