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Dramatism & Narrative Paradigm
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Assumptions of Dramatism Life is a drama played out through symbols. Symbolic representations (dramas) provide insight into conceptions of reality.
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Beliefs about Rhetoric Rhetoric is an attempt to get others to share one’s view of reality. Identification is the key to accomplishing rhetorical acts. Consubstantiation is the process of increasing identification Resolving guilt through identification and division enhances persuasion.
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Cycles of Guilt Hierarchy The Negative Victimage Redemption
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The Pentad Act Scene Agent Agency Purpose
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Assumptions of Narrative Paradigm Humans are storytellers. Values, emotions, and aesthetic considerations ground our beliefs and behaviors.- more than just logic We are persuaded by a good story more than by a good argument.
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A Paradigm Shift Rational World Paradigm Humans are rational beings Decision making is based on arguments Arguments adhere to specific
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Unformatted text preview: criteria for soundness and logic – Rationality is based in the quality of knowledge and formal reasoning processes – The world can be reduced to a series of logical relationships Narrative Paradigm – Humans are storytellers – Decision making and communication are based on “good reasons” – Good reasons are determined by matters of history, biography, culture, and character – Rationality is based in people’s awareness of the story’s internal consistency – The world is experienced by people as a set of stories Narrative Rationality Provides a standard for judging which stories to believe and which to disregard. – Coherence – the internal consistency of a narrative Structural Coherence Material Coherence Characterological Coherence – Fidelity – the truthfulness or credibility of the narrative The Logic of Good Reasons...
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This note was uploaded on 09/05/2011 for the course COMM 200 taught by Professor Theiss during the Spring '07 term at Rutgers.

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