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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Media violence affects people of all ages , types , and backgrounds , often in
different ways . Overall , a report of the The American Academy of Pediatrics
concludes , Over 1000 studies — including a Surgeon General ' s special report (
1972 ) ...
Boycott Sponsors of Media Violence Parents , especially , have the economic
power to send potent messages to corporations that sponsor violent and crass
media products , especially television shows , popular films , and video games .
Tax Violent Media Products ( and Their Advertising ) Why not wage a heavy tax
on media violence , one that would eventually be passed on to consumers ?
Violent media is as harmful as alcohol and tobacco and should be taxed
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MediaSpeak and American Voices
Making Sense of MediaSpeak
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