Values in Literature and the Media and their Cultural Function
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|Hinweise:||The more poststructuralist epistemology has made clear that our common ‘truths’ are − to a previously unforeseen extent − culturally constructed, the more the necessity of values that provide individual and communal orientation has become felt. At the same time the weight of traditional values has become more contended and has diminished peoples’ readiness to be directly preached to.
What has become more important, therefore, is the indirect promotion of values by supplying moral models and presenting practical examples of human behaviour. This is a field in which literature and the media seem to be particularly efficient due to their wide range of possibilities and because readers, listeners or viewers are less involved and more open to exterior influences than agents in the outer world whose practical interest is at stake.
Thursday, 05 June 2008
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