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Simulating Dominance: How Procedural Rhetoric Enforces A False Native Nomos In Elder Scrolls Iii: Morrowind, Joshua Joseph Sauceda Jan 2013

Simulating Dominance: How Procedural Rhetoric Enforces A False Native Nomos In Elder Scrolls Iii: Morrowind, Joshua Joseph Sauceda

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

In Bethesda Softworks's Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind, it is possible to reveal the dominant ideologies working beneath its narrative elements and graphical representation of race, clothing, and environment. Using Susan C. Jarratt's Sophistic logos and nomos, Ian Bogost's "procedural rhetoric," and Gerald Vizenor's "manifest manners" or "simulations of dominance," my thesis analyzes these dominant ideologies and reveals the marginalization of the indigenous "other" as post-structural fabrications, which Philip J. Deloria calls "Indianness." Indianness, invented and mutable, is portrayed mainly through the creation of a fictional indigenous group: the "Ashlanders." Overall, I argue that the creation of ...


Uncovering The Delegitimized Experience Of Non-Spanish Speaking Latinos/As Attending A Predominantly White Institution, Hector A. Limon Jan 2011

Uncovering The Delegitimized Experience Of Non-Spanish Speaking Latinos/As Attending A Predominantly White Institution, Hector A. Limon

Graduate Theses and Dissertations

Language is an integral part of the Latino/a community. For Latinos/as, language is a symbolic marker of ethnic authenticity; however, no higher education research exists describing the ethnic identity development of non-Spanish speaking Latinos/as. The purpose of this phenomenological study was to understand how non-speaking Spanish Latinos/as understood their status within the Latino/a community and the larger campus community. Utilizing Torres's (1999, 2003) work on ethnic identity development to situate participants' ethnic identity development, three themes emerged as descriptive of student's lived experiences: (a) It is a Midwest thing; (b) I am not ...