populêre kultuur speel 'n toenemend belangrike rol in die oorgang na 'n nuwe politieke bedeling in Suid-Afrika. Die vraag is of daar 'n noemenswaardige funksieverandering vir populêre simboliese vorme onderskei kan word en of dit self tot 'n herwaardering kan lei.
The application of human rights to mass communication television programming gives rise to a search for entertainment that is empowering. One genre that has managed to escape the restrictions of commercialism and resulted in a genuine form of popular culture is the Brazilian telenovela.
The paper will examine power relations via body language, as an aspect of non-verbal communication. Studies of body language arise within such divergent (and often isolated) disciplines as semiotics, psychology, and performance studies, while published works are further divided between the popular and the scientific.
The effects of perceived downward and upward communication quality on employee Job satisfaction and turnover intentions was examined among a sample of 101 middle managers. Hierarchical regression and sub-grouping analysis showed that organizational commitment moderated both these effects, but that the latter were unaffected by the direction of communication, whether it was downward or upward. The results confirm the importance of communication quality in organizations, but make clear that its effects on valued outcomes like job satisfaction and intentions to remain in the organization vary, being much stronger among employees attached to the particular organization.