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The rhetorical limits of polysemy
Current critical studies emphasize the way in which the polysemic qualities of mass mediated texts empower audiences to construct their own liberating readings. An examination of the text, audience
Hegemony in a mass-mediated society: concordance about reproductive technologies.
  • C. Condit
  • Sociology
    Critical studies in mass communication : CSMC : a…
  • 1 September 1994
It is argued that most critics in communication studies who reference the theory of hegemony produce ideological critiques that operate out of the older assumptions of dominant ideology theory.
The functions of epideictic: The Boston massacre orations as exemplar
Existing theories of epideictic focus on the content of the speeches as “praise and blame,”; on the speaker's uses of the event or, more recently, on the audience's uses of the event. This essay
Crafting Equality: America's Anglo-African Word
Philosophers and historians often treat fundamental concepts like equality as if they existed only as fixed ideas found solely in the canonical texts of civilization. In "Crafting Equality," Celeste
The psychometric property and validation of a fatalism scale
This article conceptualised fatalism as a set of health beliefs that encompass the dimensions of predetermination, luck and pessimism and developed a 20-item scale as a measurement instrument to test the dimensionality of the scale.
How the public understands genetics: non-deterministic and non-discriminatory interpretations of the “blueprint” metaphor
Critics have worried that recent mass media coverage of genetics encourages genetic determinism and discriminatory attitudes in the public. They have identified the “blueprint” metaphor as one major
The Meanings of the Gene: Public Debates about Human Heredity
This text takes a searching look at societal hopes and fears about genetics in the course of the 20th century. The work of scientists and doctors in advancing genetic research and its applications
Public understandings of genetics and health
  • C. Condit
  • Medicine
    Clinical genetics
  • 1 January 2010
This poster presents a poster entitled “Public understandings of genetics and health: Towards a shared vision of the future”, presented at the 2016 ULTIMATE Genomics Conference in Chicago.