Masculinity Saves the American Family
No matter how much society believes that it is inherent to all men, the fact remains
that masculinity is a learned performance. In 1985s Back to the Future, 17-year old Marty
What does CMM stand for? Coordinated Managment of Meaning
Who developed the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Theory? Cronen &
What does CMM Theory do?
attempts to provide some understanding of how meanings are created, coordinate, and
What are the 2 parts of Contextual nature of rules?
-Rule range-Rule specificity
What are characteristics of Behavior nature of rules?
-Not in head, but observable
What are the 2 parts of Behavior nature of rules? -Verbal-Nonverbal
What are the 7 Function
What does it mean to say that communication has a content and relational dimensions?
Even if content (meaning) is the same, relational dimension (interpretation) may differ.
Ex. "Sit Down!" vs. "Would you care to be seated?"
what is the difference between
Who was Plato? Student of Socrates
Who did Plato hate and why? Plato hated Sophists for killing Socrates.
Why did Plato write Dialogues? to teach through dialectics (question & answer)
Who did Plato frequently use as his main character in his Dialogues? S
What is a Philosopher? -Truth seekers-Don't deceive
Philosophers believe Truth is _, not _. Truth is best, not easiest
Philosophers believe Truth will _, if it's _. Truth will prevail, if it's sought
What is the basic part of a Psychologist? appealing to
What are 3 types of rhetoric?
Forensic rhetoric inquires _? What happened?
Forensic rhetoric explores _? The past (like CSI)
Forensic can be found in _. Courtrooms
Epideictic rhetoric inquires _? Who is to blame or prai
What is selective perception?
The tendency to see, hear, and believe only what you want to see, hear and believe.
What is selective retention?
Tendency to better remember the things which reinforce your beliefs.
Give an example of figure-ground perception
What is similarity? Give an example of proximity in communication.
Elements are grouped together because they share physical attributes.
Ex. We tend to choose friends who are similar to ourselves.
Also, many clubs and organizations are examples of similar
What are characteristics of Objective Epistemology?
-distant, separate, minimize, bias/perspective-Observing
What are characteristics of Subjective Epistemology?
-close, connected, embrace, and reflect on bias/perspective-getting involved
How do your valu
What is Minor Premise? example
What is an example of Minor Premise? "The sun is shining, not too hot."
What is Conclusion? comparing premises
What is an example of Conclusion?
"When the sun is shining and it isnt too hot,its a nice day. & The sun shining,
masculine Body builder I think like body builder, tough, very handsome, successful
manly same things except with a beard
ex. Gerard Butler (no hesitation), Hugh Jackman yeah, pretty much those two
b/c kind of what I describedbig, successful, have fac
Dont Tell Them What They Cant Do: Men and Masculinity on ABCs Lost
On September 22, 2004, ABCs Lost changed the landscape of television drama. Hailed
by critics and audiences alike for its riveting plot, excellent
Masculinities in Conflict
Despite the many permutations of masculinity in the Western world, the influence of
media upon mens perceptions of what defines manliness is incontrovertible. In interviews,
subjects differed vas