Television as Social Text Essay by Master Researcher

Television as Social Text
An argument that television is a social text.
# 87015 | 1,125 words | 1 source | 2005 | US

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This assignment discusses television as a social text. The paper analyzes a media usage journal, questionnaire and questionnaire responses in order to discuss television usage. The paper argues and concludes that television is still a social text.

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"Television has often been defined as a social text. What does this mean? Marcel Danesi defines a social text as, "an overarching text from which an entire culture extracts meaning for its daily life routines" (Danesi 190). For example, the bible is a social text for Christians because it is a text that provides meanings for their activities. The thesis of this essay is that television is a social text for most people. If television is a social text you would expect that it would be the dominant media in terms of media usage. To prove this argument I have logged my own media usage for a week (Appendix 1)."

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