Notes for Final

Notes for Final - CMST 1061 Notes for Final Exam 3/20/09...

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CMST 1061 Notes for Final Exam 3/20/09 Spectators vs. Spectactors Accidental vs. Integral Arbitrary Ambiguous Abstract o Spectators – go to performance but don’t actually participate in performance; separated from performance o Spectactors – when we play a role in a performance; participate in cultured performance Example: LSU fan at football game, weddings, Mardi Gras Also in aesthetic performance o Accidental audience – a public audience that chooses to go to a public performance Richard Schenster (sp) Example: going to a movie Usually voluntary Each audience member is a stranger among strangers o Integral audience – private group of people who are obligated or desire to take part in a performance Usually made of spectactors to make up performance In the know; members often know each other Example: red carpet event → fans, stars, paparazzi: all integral parts Message Section o Message is a symbolic act that is either produced, delivered, or performed by an agent in order to communicate with an audience Concerned with how we construct them and do what we want them to do Nature of messages All messages based on symbols Symbols stand in for or represent other things (ideas, feelings, etc.) Also include a variety of different behaviors Words Signs (visual representation) Allow us to convey meaning behind symbol Arbitrary – not naturally or intrinsically connected to what they represent Same object can represent different symbols Example: words in different languages Not necessarily connect being word assignments to objects Language is dynamic (changes overtime)
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Ambiguous – imprecise; not clear cut Symbols are not precise No clear cut meaning Often ambiguous because of cultural context and experience with symbol Symbol can have a variety of different meanings In culture, symbols normally have an agreed upon range of meanings Can lead to miscommunication Abstract – not concrete or tangible Not the thing they actually represent Varying degrees
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3/25/9, Wednesday Kinesics – study of human movement o Includes facial expressions and body movement o Facial expressions : Used to provide clues with how we’re feeling Analysis/read other’s faces Familiarity with people increases our ability to read others Hardest to conceal In our culture: Women use more than men Men are taught less to reveal facial expressions than women Males are socialized to be tough, in control, reserved Depends on culture Eye contact : Use to reveal interest in others Reveal emotional involvement with other people Used to invert/subvert power Used to regulate/maintain/end interactions Indicates if communication is open or closed Women and men tend to be different when communicating Women hold eye contact longer Men stare more Body motion
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