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Unformatted text preview: In what situations do people share these jokes, stories, memories? Relieve tension Traumatic situations ? Symbolic Convergence (Bormann) Builds group consciousness I, me, mine we, us, our Examples: Colts Classrooms Colleges and universities Sororities and fraternities Symbolic Convergence (Bormann) Rhetorical vision Small group multiple groups / public Rhetorical vision motivates actions, decision-making Examples: Social movements Immigration Using Symbolic Convergence Why are you in college? College admissions (Cragan and Shields) Righteous vision Social vision Pragmatic vision Why is that information valuable? How can we use it? Critiques of Symbolic Convergence Which comes first: the fantasy or the group Political fantasies and narratives...
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This note was uploaded on 10/22/2011 for the course COMM G201 taught by Professor Rossing during the Fall '10 term at IUPUI.
- Fall '10