Discussion 2 parts 250 words each

Discussion assignment 5

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The required reading this week is Work Wont Love You Back Ch. 4 – Service With a Smile: Retail (111-137).

There are two parts to this discussion assignment. Each part is worth 15 points. Clearly separate Parts 1 and 2.

Part 1 – Reading Question

Answer the following reading question using specific examples from the text including quotations, paraphrase, or summary. Explain your answer.

  • Identify the examples in the chapter about the topic of what is a real job and who are real workers. What explains this rhetoric? Who benefits from it?

Your answer to Part 1 must be at least 250 words.

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Part 2 – Analyze anti-union rhetoric

Choose one of the three contexts of anti-union rhetoric from this weeks module and analyze the rhetorical choices made to craft an anti-union message. Your analysis should address all the following:

  • What tone and mood do the authors of the videos set when describing the company vs. describing unions?
  • What rhetorical choices (repeated words, phrases, imagery, visuals, music, etc) do they make to establish this tone and mood? Tone is the attitude an author has toward a subject or an audience conveyed through word choice and style of presentation. Mood is the overall feeling, or atmosphere, of a text created by the author’s use of imagery and word choice.
  • What assumptions do the authors of the videos make about each of their different audiences (new employees, managers, employees during a union election)?

Your answer to Part 2 must be at least 250 words. Use specific examples and direct quotations from the sources to develop your answer.