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Narrative Paradigm

Comm Theory - Narrative Paradigm

phatic communication communication aimed at maintaining relationships rather than passing along information or saying something new
narration symbolic actions - words &/or deeds - that have sequence and meaning for those who live, create, or interpret them
paradigm a conceptual framework; a universal model that calls for people to view events through a common interpretive lens
rational-world paradigm a scientific or philosophical approach to knowledge that assumes people are logical, making decisions on the basis of evidence and lines of argument
narrative paradigm a theoretical framework that views narrative as the basis of all human communication
narrative rationality a way to evaluate the worth of stories based on the twin standards of narrative coherence and narrative fidelity
narrative coherence internal consistency with characters acting in a reliable fashion; the story hangs together
narrative fidelity congruence between values embedded in a message and what listeners regard as truthful and humane; the story strikes a responsive chord
ideal audience an actual community existing over time that believes in the values of truth, goodness, beauty, health, wisdom, courage, temperance, justice, harmony, order, communion, friendship, and oneness with the cosmos
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