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Unformatted text preview: Click to edit Master subtitle style Amusing ourselves to death Chapter 9 Analysis Patrick Dempsey, Ali Robin, Amelia Burns, Mary Hebert, Genevieve Hiller Theme of Chapter 9  Television commercials are eroding political discourse  Content of the commercial is almost completely irrelevant Trying to convince the public that the politician is one of them or that its political message of quick and easy solutions is in the publics best interest For on television the politician does not so much offer the audience as himself, as offer himself as Theme of Chapter 9  Politics, he said, is just like show business. (125) Commercials create image politics Creates a compelling image of the politician to the public Like television commercials, image politics is a form of therapy, which is why so much of it is charm, good looks, celebrity and personal disclosure. (135) Theme of Chapter 9  Television commercial is the chief instrument in creating the modern methods of presenting political ideas in our society. Today the public mainly receives politicians ideas through the medium of television commercials Vocabulary  Disdain - n. the feeling that someone or something is unworthy of one's consideration or respect; contempt  Irrefutable - adj . impossible to deny or disprove  Didactic - adj. intended to teach, particularly in having moral instruction as an ulterior motive  Deluge - n. figurative a great quantity of something arriving at the same time  Moreover, commercials have the advantage of vivid visual symbols through which we may easily learn the lessons being taught. Among those lessons are that Vocabulary  Asunder - Into separate parts or pieces: broken asunder; Apart from each other either in position or in direction The curtains had been drawn asunder.  Indigent - so poor as to lack even necessities; Experiencing want or need People who have others do their homework for them may turn out to be indigent from a lack of knowledge  Voracious - Consuming or eager to consume great amounts of food; ravenous. The tiger had a voracious appetite which caused him to consume many pounds of meat ....
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This note was uploaded on 02/10/2011 for the course ANTH 2015 taught by Professor Sills during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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