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Saturday, February 11, 2023

New Brian Dean book, 'Lazy Person's Guide to Framing'

Brian Dean, who writes the excellent RAW Semantics blog, has a new book out, Lazy Person's Guide to Framing: Decoding the News Media. 

Technically, this is the second edition of an earlier book. However, as Brian explains in this Tweet, the first edition was 68 pages, and this edition is 210 pages, so it's a largely new and heavily updated and expanded book.

Here is the Official Blurb: "From Futura Pocketbooks, a 'Lazy Person’s Guide' to media framing. This updated and extended 2023 edition explains how headlines and news stories can be decoded with the latest know-how from the cognitive sciences. Discover how media narratives and political spin are unravelled and deciphered by frame semantics – an essential part of what has been labelled, 'Cognitive Revolution'." 

The book looks like fun and apparently is written for people like me who don't have time to take a deep dive into the topic. 

I did a "search inside the book" before I bought it, and there were six references to Robert Anton Wilson in the text. Brian is planning to put up a blog post soon to explain why the book would be of interest to RAW fans, and I will point to that when it becomes available.

I bought the Kindle edition, which is $6.18, here is the Amazon page for readers in the U.S.  If you are a British reader, the UK Amazon page is here

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