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ERIC Number: EJ236360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Oct
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Towards a Theory of Silence as a Political Strategy.
Brummett, Barry
Quarterly Journal of Speech, v66 n3 p289-303 Oct 1980
Develops a theory of strategic, political silence which directs public attribution of predictable meanings towards political leaders who unexpectedly refuse to speak in public. The meanings are mystery, uncertainty, passivity, and relinquishment. Illustrates the theory with a criticism of President Carter's silence in July 1979. (JMF)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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Language: English
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