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Rolul manipulării semiotice în formarea reprezentărilor mentale
The Role of Semiotic Manipulation in the Formation of Mental Representations

Author(s): Cristina Gelan
Subject(s): Language and Literature Studies
Published by: Universitatea Petrol-Gaze din Ploieşti
Keywords: Semiotic manipulation; inoculation; censorship; protest manifestation; common sense

Summary/Abstract: Semiotics has huge and permanent influence, as the individual can be easily manipulated. Moreover, because of the intense presence of mass-media within our lives, it is almost impossible for human beings to identify, among so many fakes, the real events. For instance, the totalitarian regimes used to bring politics in the school programs starting with the first classes, by introducing some subjects following the imbuing of the respective doctrine. The workbooks were censored in such a way to educate the pupils in the spirit of the dominant doctrine. And this thing can still happen today in certain regions of the world. Such manipulations reside in the spreading of different universal opinions, developing traditions and customs, outlining mentalities or even massive riot manifestations.

  • Issue Year: 2008
  • Issue No: 2A
  • Page Range: 257-264
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English