The Resource Condensed hegemony : a cultural/ideological critique of "Readers Digest", 1980-1992, by Shawny Anderson

Condensed hegemony : a cultural/ideological critique of "Readers Digest", 1980-1992, by Shawny Anderson

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Condensed hegemony : a cultural/ideological critique of "Readers Digest", 1980-1992
Title
Condensed hegemony
Title remainder
a cultural/ideological critique of "Readers Digest", 1980-1992
Statement of responsibility
by Shawny Anderson
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Contributor
Thesis advisor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This study analyzes the ideology of Reader's Digest during the Reagan/Bush era in the United States from 1980-1992. Recognizing the magazine's attempt to assert itself as a hegemonic force, the project combines the principles of Rhetorical Criticism and Cultural Studies to produce a composite view of the ideology of Reader's Digest, especially in reference to selected issues. After providing a review of the relevant literature on the subject, the study outlines the development of cultural/ideological studies both within and outside the field of Communication. The paper summarizes the writings of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe relevant to cultural/ideological studies, then explains "articulation theory" as the critical methodology to be employed. Chapter Three provides a historical overview of the magazine as an institution, then applies Edward S. Herman and Noam Chomsky's "Propaganda Model" to the organization. Selected topics for textual analysis include: Representations of Women, Representations of Communism and Its Adherents, and Representations of Science and Technology. Finally, the overall ideology of the magazine is demonstrated to be based in promotion of social, political, and psychological inertia
Cataloging source
MUU
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1964-
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Anderson, Shawny
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
1994.
Granting institution
Purdue University
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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1954-
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Schiappa, Edward
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  • Communication
  • Hegemony
  • United States
  • United States
Target audience
specialized
Label
Condensed hegemony : a cultural/ideological critique of "Readers Digest", 1980-1992, by Shawny Anderson
Instantiates
Note
  • Thesis Advisor: Edward Schiappa
  • Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
851183512
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
vii, 238 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)851183512
Label
Condensed hegemony : a cultural/ideological critique of "Readers Digest", 1980-1992, by Shawny Anderson
Note
  • Thesis Advisor: Edward Schiappa
  • Typescript
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
851183512
Dimensions
cm.
Extent
vii, 238 leaves
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Reproduction note
Photocopy.
System control number
(OCoLC)851183512

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