Unformatted text preview: media to present issues in dramatic form. It also works for the public by allowing people to take the role of hero and feel good about their own beliefs and values 2) Declaring war as a metaphor and strategy doesn’t work effectively at solving social problems because issues are misframed, solutions are destined to fail and public support is eventually exhausted. Ultimately society does not get its solution nor do the people affected by the social problem get any improvement in their condition. Assumptions: • The problem is simple • Action against an evil enemy is justified • The combatants feel righteous • Everyone is united – failure to support amounts to treason • All costs are justified • The conflict will be won Problems: • Complexity: • Victory • Duration • Unity...
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This note was uploaded on 02/28/2010 for the course SOCY SOCY - 203 taught by Professor Brianhawkins during the Spring '10 term at University of Colombo.
- Spring '10