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"Apology Made to Whoever Pleases": Cultural Discipline and the Grounds of Interpretation

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dc.contributor.author Sloop, John M., 1963-
dc.date.accessioned 2009-07-16T17:05:56Z
dc.date.available 2009-07-16T17:05:56Z
dc.date.copyright 1994
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.citation Sloop, John M. "'Apology Made to Whoever Pleases': Cultural Discipline and the Grounds of Interpretation." Communication Quarterly 42.4 (1994): 345-362. en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/3196
dc.identifier.uri http://www.informaworld.com/openurl?genre=article&issn=0146%2d3373&volume=42&issue=4&spage=345
dc.description.abstract After reviewing contemporary cultural and media scholarship that emphasizes the role of audiences in creating resistant readings of texts, this essay suggests that such audience-oriented theories should be re-supplemented with a concern for the ways in which texts, the grounds of interpretation, are constrained by cultural forces. Through a critical analysis of the controversy that ensued after Public Enemy's Professor Griff made universalizing claims about Jews, the essay investigates the economic, political, and ideological mechanisms that encouraged the band to withdraw the text (Griff's comments) and replace it with a text more consistent with the dominant cultural ideology of liberalism. en
dc.description.sponsorship This is an electronic version of an article published in Communication Quarterly 42.4 (1994): 345-62. Communication Quarterly is available online at: http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Eastern Communication Association en
dc.subject.lcsh Interpretation (Philosophy) en
dc.subject.lcsh Ideology -- Social aspects en
dc.subject.lcsh Public Enemy (Musical group) en
dc.subject.lcsh Professor Griff (Musician) en
dc.subject.lcsh Apologizing en
dc.title "Apology Made to Whoever Pleases": Cultural Discipline and the Grounds of Interpretation en
dc.type Article en
dc.type Text en
dc.description.college College of Arts & Science
dc.description.department Department of Communications Studies


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