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The spatialization of whiteness in migrant farm communities in Washington state
In this ethnographic dissertation, I develop a spatial framework, emphasizing the intersections of the symbolic and material, to contextualize and fragment our understanding of whiteness. Marrying race with space complicates ...
MULTIMODAL CRITICAL DISCOURSE ANALYSIS OF SYSTEMATICALLY DISTORTED COMMUNICATION IN INTERCOUNTRY ADOPTION INDUSTRY WEBSITES
This study addresses the question of whether U.S. intercountry adoption system web page texts discursively construct orphaned foreign children and the practice of intercountry adoption in ways that support the interests ...
Dinosaurs and Donkeys: British Tabloid Newspapers and Trade Unions, 2002-2010
This study presents a critical discourse analysis of how three major British tabloid newspapers -
Exploring the Role of Identification in an Entertainment-Education Context
Although previous literature has demonstrated the potential of entertainment-education (E-E) as an effective strategy for achieving attitude and behavior change, much still remains to be known regarding the mechanisms that ...
Media Involvement and Maternal Communication Effects on Emerging Adults' Acceptance of the Traditional Sexual Script
Little research examines the combined effects of media and parenting, particularly among emerging adults who are not university undergraduates. Cognitive involvement with media in combination with maternal communication ...
THE HUMAN-NATURE RELATIONSHIP AS PORTRAYED IN NEWSPAPER COVERAGE OF GLOBAL WARMING
After more than 20 years of mass mediated discussion, with no United States legislative action on global warming, the discourse used in the debate about warming does not appear to be spurring people to action. The continued ...
THE EFFECTS OF ALCOHOL ADVERTISING ON COLLEGE STUDENTS' BEHAVIORS: USING FAMILY COMMUNICATION AS A PROTECTIVE FACTOR AGAINST HEAVY DRINKING AND RISKY SEXUAL BEHAVIORS
An online survey of undergraduates explored the effects of recalled parent-child interaction regarding media on their critical thinking skills, beliefs about alcohol and sex and current reports of risky behaviors. Students ...
EFFICIENCY OF THE EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM
Scholars, emergency workers, and the general public have noted failures in disaster communication over the last decade. Communication breakdowns following catastrophic events have been categorized, defined and studied in ...
Community Newspapers as a Macro-Level Source of Social Control
This dissertation proposes a theoretical model regarding the role of local mass media in realizing safe and healthy communities. Despite a rich body of theoretical and empirical work in mass communication, few studies to ...
Employee constructions of organizational mission and vision
Organizational mission and vision play important roles in the life of an organization and well-being of its employees. While many researchers have studied mission and vision from leadership perspectives, little is known ...