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The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling

The Messages We Send Social Signals and Storytelling G R F Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other He explores the idea of intimations social interactions that approach outright communicati

  • Title: The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling
  • Author: G.R.F. Ferrari
  • ISBN: 9780198798422
  • Page: 342
  • Format: Hardcover
  • G R F Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other He explores the idea of intimations social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it The metaphor from which he starts is that of a communicative scale or switch, which goes from off no communication intended to fully G R F Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other He explores the idea of intimations social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it The metaphor from which he starts is that of a communicative scale or switch, which goes from off no communication intended to fully on outright communication Intimations lie in between Three intermediate positions are identified quarter on, half on, and three quarters on Progression along the communicative scale is determined by the extent to which what comes across in the transmission is required to come across by recognition of the intention of the transmitting party At a quarter on, it is required not to at half on, it is neither required to nor required not to at three quarters on, it is required to, but only partially at full on, it is required to, and the recognition is complete The half on intimation is primarily used for impression management in social life To illustrate it, the book concentrates on fashion and the messages we send with our clothes With the quarter on and three quarters on intimation, the focus of argument is on the fact that transmissions at the same position of the communicative scale have the same underlying structure, whether they are made in the formal arts or in daily life outside the arts For the quarter on intimation, the formal art is lyric poetry for the three quarters on intimation, it is storytelling The book discusses storytelling at length, and at the end investigates its connection to situational irony.

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