A systemic perspective of communication and social change

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Publication Type honors thesis
School or College College of Health
Department Communication Sciences & Disorders
Creator Drecksel, Debra
Title A systemic perspective of communication and social change
Date 1975-06
Year graduated 1975
Description Throughout the centuries many people have attempted to plan, implement, and direct change. A multitude of methods have been employed: force, as in war; withholding of privileges, as in Lysistrata; persuasive speeches, as given by Aristotle; displays of violence, as in ghetto riots; withholding of services, as in strikes; subtlety, as in the speech of Mark Antony; self-sacrifice, as in martyrdom; threat, as in the Spanish Inquisition; and love, as practiced by Jesus Christ. Interest in power, persuasion, manipulation, leadership - the control of change - has been the basis of innumerable books, legends, philosophies, mass media productions, governments, and religions. Attempts have been made to change the world, entire societies, specific groups of people, and individuals. It is clear that an understanding of the process of change and how one can best engage in this process is of timeless, universal concern.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
Subject Communications; Social change
Language eng
Rights Management (c) Debra Drecksel
Format Medium application/pdf
ARK ark:/87278/s6837rxw
Setname ir_htca
Date Created 2018-03-21
Date Modified 2021-07-08
ID 1307954
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6837rxw
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