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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We can begin to make some sense of this series of images by looking at it for
warmth — the degree to which each scene evokes responses we normally
reserve for family , friends , and other loved ones . For instance , do the scenes
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The pacing of the cuts increases as the rhythm of the music increases , until it
reaches a fast - cut culminating scene . This scene is a very tight shot of a boy ' s
lap . He is supposed to be seated in the corn field . His face is not shown . With
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 Princess Jasmine in her castle room , just before they ride
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