Mediaspeak / Edition 1

Mediaspeak / Edition 1

by Roy F. Fox
     
 

ISBN-10: 0275961931

ISBN-13: 9780275961930

Pub. Date: 10/30/2000

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

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

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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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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780275961930
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
10/30/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.56(d)
Lexile:
1250L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Introduction

Whitman's Ghost: MediaSpeak and American Voices

Making Sense of MediaSpeak

Doublespeak

Salespeak

Sensationspeak

Voices Entwined

Media, Technology, and Culture Entwined

Index

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