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Dramatism and Dramatistic Pentad

  • By: Kathleen M. German
  • In: Encyclopedia of Communication Theory
  • Edited by: Stephen W. Littlejohn & Karen A. Foss
  • Subject:General Media, Communication & Cultural Studies, Communication Theory

Dramatism, or dramaturgy, is an approach taken to understand the uses of symbols in the social world. This approach is important to communication theory because a primary use of symbols occurs through language. Such a focus on the symbolic uses of language ...

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