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Den övertygande dåren - Ethos och persona i tricksterdiskurser

Bruhn, Tommy LU (2012) RETK03 20112
Rhetoric
Abstract
This paper examines the persuasive role of ethos and persona in trickster
discourse by studying the pilot episode of the Australian TV-series "John Safran's Race
Relations". Using methods of Role- and Fantasy-theme criticism I conclude that the
artefact uses a strategy of authority by experience and identification to create a strong
bond of sympathy for the main character, who leads by example in his subversive
strategies and actions to find loopholes in the cultural and ethnic constraints in a
multicultural society. This is offset by an ironic form that creates a complex meaning of
the main character, who uses himself as a scapegoat for shortcomings of the majority
culture. This is achieved by an ambivalent authenticity in... (More)
This paper examines the persuasive role of ethos and persona in trickster
discourse by studying the pilot episode of the Australian TV-series "John Safran's Race
Relations". Using methods of Role- and Fantasy-theme criticism I conclude that the
artefact uses a strategy of authority by experience and identification to create a strong
bond of sympathy for the main character, who leads by example in his subversive
strategies and actions to find loopholes in the cultural and ethnic constraints in a
multicultural society. This is offset by an ironic form that creates a complex meaning of
the main character, who uses himself as a scapegoat for shortcomings of the majority
culture. This is achieved by an ambivalent authenticity in connection to the persona and
the rhetor, and a core strategy of forcing the audience to adopt the rhetors perspective. (Less)
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author
Bruhn, Tommy LU
supervisor
organization
course
RETK03 20112
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Etnicitet, Safran, Retorik, Trickster, Decorum, Ethos, Persona, Satir, New journalism
language
Swedish
id
2302594
date added to LUP
2012-01-31 09:13:18
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2014-09-04 08:36:37
@misc{2302594,
  abstract     = {This paper examines the persuasive role of ethos and persona in trickster 
discourse by studying the pilot episode of the Australian TV-series "John Safran's Race 
Relations". Using methods of Role- and Fantasy-theme criticism I conclude that the 
artefact uses a strategy of authority by experience and identification to create a strong 
bond of sympathy for the main character, who leads by example in his subversive 
strategies and actions to find loopholes in the cultural and ethnic constraints in a 
multicultural society. This is offset by an ironic form that creates a complex meaning of 
the main character, who uses himself as a scapegoat for shortcomings of the majority 
culture. This is achieved by an ambivalent authenticity in connection to the persona and 
the rhetor, and a core strategy of forcing the audience to adopt the rhetors perspective.},
  author       = {Bruhn, Tommy},
  keyword      = {Etnicitet,Safran,Retorik,Trickster,Decorum,Ethos,Persona,Satir,New journalism},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Den övertygande dåren - Ethos och persona i tricksterdiskurser},
  year         = {2012},
}