Event Title

Jax's Dilemma: Analyzing the Ethicality of Communication Within Unethical Situations

Research Mentor(s)

Mary Grace Antony

Description

This research study explores the ethicality of communication within criminal life shown in the television show Sons of Anarchy, specifically focusing on the motorcycle gang’s vice-president, Jax Teller. The theories used to analyze the ethicality of Jax’s communication tactics are Diggs’s Situational Perspective and Fletcher’s Christian Situational Perspective. The data was gathered from studying the fourth season of Sons of Anarchy, as in this season Jax faces a challenge in which he must persuade his fellow gang members into going into business with a cartel. The results indicate that situational perspectives can consider communication conducted as ethical, despite the illegality of what the communication produces.

Document Type

Event

Start Date

May 2018

End Date

May 2018

Location

Communication Studies

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Language

English

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Jax's Dilemma: Analyzing the Ethicality of Communication Within Unethical Situations

Communication Studies

This research study explores the ethicality of communication within criminal life shown in the television show Sons of Anarchy, specifically focusing on the motorcycle gang’s vice-president, Jax Teller. The theories used to analyze the ethicality of Jax’s communication tactics are Diggs’s Situational Perspective and Fletcher’s Christian Situational Perspective. The data was gathered from studying the fourth season of Sons of Anarchy, as in this season Jax faces a challenge in which he must persuade his fellow gang members into going into business with a cartel. The results indicate that situational perspectives can consider communication conducted as ethical, despite the illegality of what the communication produces.