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The Public Discourse Of Youth Gangs

- It is evident that the public discourse of youth gangs in North America focus on the poor through the countless media representations which report crimes in a certain manner. It has been shown that 50% of crimes that have been reported in Canadian newspapers have been violent crimes despite only accounting for 6% of offences which are reported. They also tend to focus on crimes committed by young offenders even though these offences are rare (Landau 20:2006). The reporting of these rare instances are used as a fear tactic to create panic for audiences to believe that crime is on a rise....   [tags: Sociology, Marxism, Social class, Working class]

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E-mail and Public Discourse

- “E-mail doesn’t just collapse distance, it demolishes all boundaries” (Leonard 233). The author of “We’ve Got Mail-Always” explains that e-mail can be “either a blessing or a curse”(Leonard 233). Does e-mail have positive or negative impact on personal and public discourse. Many people may say that it affects discourse negatively. Most people, however, agree that e-mail is a very common, cheap and quick form of communication which enables them to fulfill their social need of interaction. People at different age and different education or social level have their own e-mail accounts and they communicate with others electronically way very often....   [tags: essays research papers fc]

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business

- General Overview of the Chapter Neil Postman begins chapter 9 of his book Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business, by discussing if politics is actually a spectator sport or if politics is just like the way show business is run. This chapter is titled ‘Reach out and Elect someone’, and Postman first writes about how politics is more like a "spectator sport" or, as Ronald Reagan put it, "like show business" (125). Postman then writes about how he is more stimulated by the first simile, frightening as it may be, since in a sport, the "standard of excellence is well known to both the players and spectators" (125)....   [tags: Chapter 9 ]

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Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the AGe of Show Business

- Neil Postman, "Amusing Ourselves to Death -- Public discourse in the age of show-business" This book is a classic: everybody knows it, and everything has been written about it. Let me write some more. Postman's book caused a lot of public discussion in the mid-eighties, but it is now as relevant as ever, possibly more so. Today, it has almost become an axiom of our society that the answer to the questions raised by our technological advances lie in the application of further technology, some of it undeveloped and possibly speculative as of now....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Media Self-Regulation in South Africa

- The Self-Regulatory System in South Africa There is always need for self-regulation. It is key to a democracy, media that controls and evaluates themselves means that there is no censorship from the government. The problem arises in the fact that because they regulate themselves; the councils put in place to regulate the media may be lenient towards the media. And also, because media are first and foremost corporations they are most likely to be self-serving rather than self-deprecating. Another important problem that arises in the debate of media self-regulation is marginalization of the poor....   [tags: Media, Public Discourse, Free Speech]

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Use of False Analogies in Public Discourse Concerning the Iraq War

- " Iraq is no diversion. It is a place where civilization is taking a decisive stand against chaos and terror, we must not waiver," said President George W. Bush in favor of the Iraq War of 2003. When considering the rhetoric used by those to gain support for the war and by those to oppose the war, it is clear that both sides tried to use historical analogy to argue for their side. While the proponents of the war argued that the Iraq War was comparable to World War II, the opponents argued that it was comparable to Vietnam....   [tags: use of historical analogy]

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Critical Discourse Analysis

- Critical Discourse Analysis Jan blommaert and Chris Bulcaen makes a brief introduction to the study of Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA). CDA intends to use social-theoretical method in discourse analysis and is primarily linguistically based (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.447). It intends to analyze the structural relationships of dominance, discrimination, power and control through a textual study (Blommaet & Bulcaen, 2000, p.448). Based on the assumption that social discourse is constructed and socially conditioned, CDA explores the power dynamics in this process....   [tags: Social Discourse]

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The Effects Of Social Media On Public And Political Institutions Of Society

- Introduction Social media outlets such as Facebook and Twitter have had an incredible effect on the relation between the public and political institutions of society. But the nature and depth of this relationship between social media and political discourse remains to be explored. The Effects of Social Media (Positive and Negative) Grant, Grant and Moon (2010) analyzed the frequency with which Australian politicians made use of social media. They considered specifically how different social media facilitated interaction between politicians and the public The authors found that social media could help facilitate more communications between the public and their polticians (Grant, Grant & Moon...   [tags: Social media, Mass media, Journalism, Discourse]

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The Hidden Power of Media Discourse and the Capacity of the Capitalist Class to Exercise this Power

- ... The same is more generally true of racist discourse by other powerful groups or cites, for instance in the polity (Reeves, 1983). The working class is depicted in the media discourse in exactly the similar vein. The discourse on feminism, youth, protestors, vagabonds, thieves has an underlying interpretation that these samples of social individuals are victims of discrimination, prejudice, marginalization, subordination etc. (van Dijk, 1987c). The studies on industrial conflicts in Great Britain, conducted by the Glasgow University Media Group (1976, 1980, 1982) suggests that the depiction of the main contributors to these disturbances were implicitly the supporters of employers and, the...   [tags: critical discourse analysis]

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Chicago’s Public Housing

- 1. The big picture: What are the broad, general dimensions of this problem or story, here in Chicago as of 2010. As of 2010, “the ghetto” has been defined as the poor areas with dense African American populations. Nowadays the word ghetto not only describes a place, but is also used as an adjective to describe an area, or type of people in general. Chicago’s ghetto is typically referring to the south side of the city. The Chicago Housing Authority which was founded in 1937 was responsible for the majority of housing available for the city’s African American population, which was quite a controversial topic....   [tags: Public Housing]

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