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Conventions of the Holiday Letter Genre

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Conventions of the Holiday Letter Genre

Conventions of the Holiday Letter Genre

Conventions of the Holiday Letter Genre

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NPR's Robert Siegel talks with Stephen P. Banks, professor of communications at University of Idaho, about holiday letters. Banks coauthored the article "Constructing Personal Identities in Holiday Letters," which appeared in the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships in 2000. We hear a few sample letters and Banks talks about his analysis of the genre.