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Postmodern political communication : the fringe challenges the center /
edited by Andrew King.
imprint
Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1992.
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xvi, 188 p. ; 25 cm. --
ISBN
0275938409 (alk. paper)
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Westport, Conn. : Praeger, 1992.
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0275938409 (alk. paper)
catalogue key
2807212
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. [177]-183) and index.
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'œ. . . this book provides a series of interesting case studies that would be particularly useful in under-graduate courses on political communication.'' Journal of Communication
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Summaries
Unpaid Annotation
In its examination of the marginal "fringe" groups struggling to secure power, this volume broadens our conception of political behavior and places new emphasis on the generation and invention of politics.
Long Description
Analyses of political dialogue have traditionally concentrated on structures of government or social movements, drawing clear boundaries between the individual and the state. In its examination of the marginal fringe groups struggling to secure power, Postmodern Political Communication broadens our conception of political behavior and places new emphasis on the generation and invention of politics. This volume's contributors examine the discourse of deviant, oppressed, and powerless groups from the point of view of empowerment; that is, how do such outsider groups engage the center and how are they able to use mass media to gain political power? The authors study the discourse of those who seem most alienated from the formal political process: religious cults, youth gangs, submerged culture groups, and illegal aliens. Their analyses concentrate on the ways in which postmodern discourse legitimizes distribution of power in the social order, and disclose the ideological and political messages that underlie ordinary nonpolitical expression. With its explorations of communicative theory and implications for praxis, this work will appeal to a large audience of scholars and practitioners in political science and communications.
Unpaid Annotation
Analyses of political dialog have traditionally concentrated on structure of government or social movements. In its examination of the marginal "fringe" groups struggling to secure power, this volume broadens our conception of political behavior and places new emphasis on the generation and invention of politics. The volume's contributors examine discourse of deviant, oppressed, and powerless groups from the point of view of empowerment; that is, how do such outsider groups engage the center and how are they able to use mass media to gain political power?
Long Description
Analyses of political dialogue have traditionally concentrated on structures of government or social movements, drawing clear boundaries between the individual and the state. In its examination of the marginal "fringe" groups struggling to secure power, Postmodern Political Communication broadens our conception of political behavior and places new emphasis on the generation and invention of politics. This volume's contributors examine the discourse of deviant, oppressed, and powerless groups from the point of view of empowerment; that is, how do such outsider groups engage the center and how are they able to use mass media to gain political power? The authors study the discourse of those who seem most alienated from the formal political process: religious cults, youth gangs, submerged culture groups, and illegal aliens. Their analyses concentrate on the ways in which postmodern discourse legitimizes distribution of power in the social order, and disclose the ideological and political messages that underlie ordinary nonpolitical expression. With its explorations of communicative theory and implications for praxis, this work will appeal to a large audience of scholars and practitioners in political science and communications.
Table of Contents
Series Foreword
Introduction: The Great Power Shift by Andrew King What is Postmodern Rhetoric?
Postmodern Forerunners
The Higher Culture as the Site of Struggle
Marginalization, the Body, and Empowerment: The Rhetoric of the Obese and Little People in America
The Reciprocal Power of Group Identities and Social Style: A Note on a Specimen Deviant Youth Group
Sanctuary Confronts the Court: An Unrepentant Prophet
Chicago Utopianism in the Southwest
The Goddess of Democracy as Icon in the Chinese Student Revolt
Ma And Sheela: Media Power through Radical Discourse
Understanding Fandom Rhetorically: The Case of "Beauty and the Beast"
Purchasing Identity: Advertising and the Embrace and Celebration of Self
A Critical Look at the Postmodern Future
Selected Bibliography
Index
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