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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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- Fall '10
- Ernest Bormann, symbolic convergence