Location

University of Windsor

Document Type

Commentary

Keywords

Apology, transgression, public relations, forensics, race, infotainment, argumentation, cognition, standpoint theory

Start Date

5-2016 9:00 AM

End Date

5-2016 5:00 PM

Abstract

This paper responds to Professor Martha Cheng’s standpoint analysis of transgression and apologia in three twenty first century media-promoted controversies: Tiger Woods, Paula Deen, and Bryan Williams. Argument strategies are differentiated by genres that aim at justice, publicity, and drama. Forensics, public relations, and entertainment mix across media apparatus. I emphasize the disjunctures among these acts of argument and thereby provide an alternative to analysis and synthesis of the argumentation as discourse.

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Martha S. Cheng, The Stance of Personal Public Apology

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Commentary on “The Stance of Personal Public Apology”: Transgression & Apologia: Disjoining Standpoints of Justice, Publicity and Drama

University of Windsor

This paper responds to Professor Martha Cheng’s standpoint analysis of transgression and apologia in three twenty first century media-promoted controversies: Tiger Woods, Paula Deen, and Bryan Williams. Argument strategies are differentiated by genres that aim at justice, publicity, and drama. Forensics, public relations, and entertainment mix across media apparatus. I emphasize the disjunctures among these acts of argument and thereby provide an alternative to analysis and synthesis of the argumentation as discourse.