symbolic convergence theory

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SYMBOLIC CONVERGENCE THEORY Developed by Earnest Bormann and the Turtle Racers – 1970s Based upon Attribution Theory, as humans tend to attribute meaning to signs and objects in order to make sense of them Tradition: Context: Approach: empirical and interpretive Explains people co-create a shared symbolic reality into a stable rhetorical form which can be studied and understood Calls these stable forms of viewing the world (that evolve thru human talk) rhetorical visions – Upharm arc Structure of SCT Statement of the recurring forms of communication involved in a shared group consciousness Illustration of why group consciousness begins, rises, maintains Explanation of the process of how an individual begins to share (or stop sharing) a common symbolic reality 5 Elements of Rhetorical Visions dramatis personae – the actors and players who give life to the rhetoical vision plotline – provides action of rhetorical vision scene – details the location of rhetorical vision
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