ERIC Number: EJ394923
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1989
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Media Rhetoric as Social Drama: The Winter Olympics of 1984.
Farrell, Thomas B.
Critical Studies in Mass Communication, v6 n2 p158-82 Jun 1989
Argues that the plurality of tensions among the commodified market economy and more heroic traditional norms of excellence engendered "social dramas" in the presentation of the 1984 Winter Olympic games. Applies Turner's narrative phases of social drama in order to appreciate the moments of rhetorical urgency and reflective possibility within the games. (SR)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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