Persuasion: Reception and Responsibility (Wadsworth Series in Communication Studies)
Charles U. LarsonISBN: 0495091596;
PERSUASION: RECEPTION AND RESPONSIBILITY presents persuasion through the examination of various aspects of popular culture -- politics, mass media, advertising, and the Internet -- as they exemplify and teach critical theories of persuasion. The text's multi-chapter focus on language and critical thinking is combined with readability, a conversational engagement with the reader, and current verbal and real-life visual examples of persuasion in action. Persuasion theory, research, and ethics are all woven throughout the text to consistently underscore the book's central purpose -- the development of critical consumers of all forms of persuasion.