Publication Date

1992

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Cooper, Martha, 1954-

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication Studies

LCSH

Signs and symbols||Signs and symbols--United States||Visual communication

Abstract

This paper is an attempt to construct a theory capable of analyzing visual symbols. The first two chapters provide the motivation behind the paper, as well as an exploration of the literature relevant to the visual symbols. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 are an application of the theory to three political symbols that represent the United States. Chapter 6 is a compilation of insights gained from the previous chapters that relate to the specific symbols studies as well as to rhetorical criticism of visual symbols in general.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references (pages [177]-181)

Extent

190 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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