Communication Criticism: Developing Your Critical Powers

Communication Criticism: Developing Your Critical Powers

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This book demonstrates how an understanding of the fundamental principles of communication will help in evaluating the effects, effectiveness, truthfulness, and ethics of every kind of communication from traditional qsoapbox speechesq to reading a magazine, talking to a friend, watching court proceedings, or television news. Jodi R. Cohen's informally written, critical guide introduces classical theories of rhetoric at the beginning of each chapter, then expands the discussion with contemporary postmodern theories, and concerns such as aesthetics and cultural bias. There are question-and-answer sections in each chapter as well as many examples.The following illustration of how to use pathos as a critical tool is drawn from Robert Branhama#39;s (1991) study of the two ... Criticol Questions Cnd Answers Branhama#39;s critique of the reasoning in Scream and Eclipse lead him to conclude theanbsp;...

Title:Communication Criticism: Developing Your Critical Powers
Author:Jodi R. Cohen
Publisher:SAGE Publications - 1998-02-03


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