Communication Ethics, Media & Popular Culture

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Phyllis M. Japp, Mark Meister, Debra K. Japp
Peter Lang, Jan 1, 2005 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 309 pages
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Popular culture provides a daily catalog of cultural attitudes, values, and practices. From television sitcoms to the daily news, from the theater to the sports stadium, we observe embodiments and enactments of character, virtue, honesty, and integrity (or lack thereof) in situations we find understandable, if not familiar. The essays in this volume address popular mediated constructions of ethical and unethical communication in news, sports, advertising, film, television, and the internet. Emphasis is on the consumption of popular culture messages, as well as how auditors make moral sense out of what they read, hear, and observe.

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Contents

Communication Ethics Media
1
Representation as Ethical Discourse
41
Leopolds Land Ethic Environmental
65
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

The Editors: Phyllis M. Japp is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at University of Nebraska, where she received her Ph.D. in communication studies. Mark Meister is Associate Professor of Communication Studies at North Dakota State University. He received his Ph.D. in communication studies from University of Nebraska. Debra K. Japp is Professor of Communication Studies at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota. She received her Ph.D. in communication studies from University of Nebraska.