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Reclaiming Uncertainty: The Formation Of New Meanings In Relationships, Leslie Baxter, Dawn Braithwaite Aug 2014

Reclaiming Uncertainty: The Formation Of New Meanings In Relationships, Leslie Baxter, Dawn Braithwaite

Dawn O. Braithwaite

No abstract provided.


Empty Ritual: Young-Adult Stepchildren's Perceptions Of The Remarriage Ceremony, Leslie Baxter, Dawn Braithwaite, Jody Kellas Aug 2014

Empty Ritual: Young-Adult Stepchildren's Perceptions Of The Remarriage Ceremony, Leslie Baxter, Dawn Braithwaite, Jody Kellas

Dawn O. Braithwaite

This qualitative study investigated 80 young-adult stepchildren’s talk about one of their parents’ remarriage ceremony. The remarriage event was celebrated in six types of ritual enactments, five of which celebrated the couple’s marriage and one of which was family-centered in its celebration of the beginning of the new stepfamily. Three factors led stepchildren to find the remarriage ceremony empty: (i) a ritual form that was too traditional or not traditional enough; (ii) a ritual enactment that failed to pay homage to either the stepchild’s family of origin or the stepfamily as a unit; and (iii) a ritual ...


Relational Dialectics Theory Applied, Leslie Baxter, Dawn Braithwaite Aug 2014

Relational Dialectics Theory Applied, Leslie Baxter, Dawn Braithwaite

Dawn O. Braithwaite

No abstract provided.


Reinterpreting The 1938 "War Of The Worlds" Broadcast, Joy Hayes Dec 2009

Reinterpreting The 1938 "War Of The Worlds" Broadcast, Joy Hayes

Joy E. Hayes

No abstract provided.


Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Avoiding Plagiarism In Christian Writing And Speaking, Gregory A. Smith Nov 2009

Giving Credit Where Credit Is Due: Avoiding Plagiarism In Christian Writing And Speaking, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Plagiarism is an ethical breach involving the misuse of others' intellectual property. Instances of alleged plagiarism have discredited various Christian ministers and authors. Various style manuals provide guidelines for acknowledging direct quotation, paraphrasing, and other uses of sources. Preachers and teachers should adapt those guidelines to the context of verbal communication.


Christian Libraries For The Next Generation: Expanding Access To Evangelical Literature, Gregory A. Smith Nov 2009

Christian Libraries For The Next Generation: Expanding Access To Evangelical Literature, Gregory A. Smith

Gregory A. Smith

Recent changes in the world of information present unique challenges and opportunities for the dissemination of evangelical literature. This report suggests six ways that the Association of Christian Librarians can support evangelical education and scholarship in a context that is increasingly global, Web-based, and free from the confines of the traditional college campus. Implementing a combination of these strategies could make evangelical literature much more accessible via the Web, the dominant delivery platform of our day. However, choices among available strategies must take account of competition within the marketplace.


Perceptions Of The Authenticity Of Reality Programs And Their Relationships To Audience Involvement, Enjoyment, And Perceived Learning, Alice Hall Nov 2009

Perceptions Of The Authenticity Of Reality Programs And Their Relationships To Audience Involvement, Enjoyment, And Perceived Learning, Alice Hall

Alice Hall

This study investigated whether perceptions of reality programs’ authenticity are associated with viewer involvement, enjoyment, and perceived learning.240 viewers completed a survey about their impressions of the reality program they watch most frequently. Four dimensions of the perceived authenticity were identified: cast eccentricity, representativeness, candidness, and producer manipulation. Perceptions that the cast was not eccentric, that they were representative of people the respondents could meet, that they were behaving candidly, and that the producers were manipulating the show were associated with cognitive involvement. Cast representativeness was also positively associated with social involvement. Cognitive and social involvement were each associated ...


Troubled Waters: Mid-Twentieth Century American Society On "Trial" In The Films Of John Waters, Taunya Lovell Banks Nov 2009

Troubled Waters: Mid-Twentieth Century American Society On "Trial" In The Films Of John Waters, Taunya Lovell Banks

Taunya Lovell Banks

In this Article Professor Banks argues that what makes many of filmmaker John Waters early films so subversive is his use of the “white-trash” body—people marginalized by and excluded from conventional white America—as countercultural heroes. He uses the white trash body as a surrogate for talk about race and sexuality in the early 1960s. I argue that in many ways Waters’ critiques of mid-twentieth century American society reflect the societal changes that occurred in the last forty years of that century. These societal changes resulted from the civil rights, gay pride, student, anti-war and women’s movements, all ...


A Study Of Web 2.0 Tourism Sites: A Usability And Web Features Perspective, Carmine Sellitto, Stephen Burgess, Carmen Cox, Jeremy Buultjens Nov 2009

A Study Of Web 2.0 Tourism Sites: A Usability And Web Features Perspective, Carmine Sellitto, Stephen Burgess, Carmen Cox, Jeremy Buultjens

Carmen Cox

No abstract provided.


Evaluating The Effectiveness Of An Organisational Communication Assessment Using Frameworks From Cognitive Learning Theory And Authentic Assessment, Marilyn Mitchell Nov 2009

Evaluating The Effectiveness Of An Organisational Communication Assessment Using Frameworks From Cognitive Learning Theory And Authentic Assessment, Marilyn Mitchell

Marilyn Mitchell

This paper evaluates the learning aims and outcomes of a particular Organisational Communication assessment using frameworks from cognitive learning theory and authentic assessment. The assessment asks students to write a paper that describes and analyses the structure and culture of an organisation and makes recommendations for change using the research methods of interviews and observations. It is believed that the assessment develops students’ ability to represent organisational problems at a deeper level since they are researching the values and underlying assumptions upon which organisations operate. Further, it is believed that the students as a group are producing a higher quality ...


Using Evidence-Basedresearch To Redirectaconversation: Newspapers’ Coverage Of Strategies To Address College Binge Drinking, Michelle Campo, Natoshia Askelson, Mary Slonske, Teresa Mastin Oct 2009

Using Evidence-Basedresearch To Redirectaconversation: Newspapers’ Coverage Of Strategies To Address College Binge Drinking, Michelle Campo, Natoshia Askelson, Mary Slonske, Teresa Mastin

Michelle L. Campo

This study examines selected newspapers’ coverage of college binge drinking while also serving as an example of evidence-based practices that can be of use to public relations practitioners and health care professionals working to draw attention to important factors that are not being addressed in either public or policy conversations related to this issue. We examine newspaper coverage in 32 newspapers from 1997 to 2006 to determine which strategies to address college binge drinking are being covered and which of those are evidence-based and implemented by colleges. The mix of individual versus environmental strategies was examined based on Social Cognitive ...


War As Narrative: The Dominance Of Militaristic Metaphors In Global Media, M. Hicks, C. Vuksaovich, L. Ziberi Oct 2009

War As Narrative: The Dominance Of Militaristic Metaphors In Global Media, M. Hicks, C. Vuksaovich, L. Ziberi

Manda V. Hicks

No abstract provided.


The War On Twitter, Michael I. Niman Ph.D. Oct 2009

The War On Twitter, Michael I. Niman Ph.D.

Michael I Niman Ph.D.

Michael I. Niman tells how the Feds busted a Twitter tweeter and impounded Curious George and Buffy videos in a terror probe.


Public Relations And War: Socially Responsible Or Unethical, John R. Fisher Oct 2009

Public Relations And War: Socially Responsible Or Unethical, John R. Fisher

Dr. John R. Fisher

This article applies symmetrical public relations to warfare and argues that it is not possible because the purpose of public relations in wartime is to persuade and control information.


Szerződésértelmezés Hermeneutika És Jogpolitika Között. A Contra Proferentem Szabály [Contract Interpretation Between Hermeneutics And Policy: The Contra Proferentem Rule], Péter Cserne Oct 2009

Szerződésértelmezés Hermeneutika És Jogpolitika Között. A Contra Proferentem Szabály [Contract Interpretation Between Hermeneutics And Policy: The Contra Proferentem Rule], Péter Cserne

Péter Cserne

This paper discusses why contract interpretation is substantially different from the interpretation of literary works and illustrates the argument with the analysis of the contra proferentem rule. It is a substantially revised version of my ‘Policy considerations in contract interpretation: the contra proferentem rule from a comparative law and economics perspective’ (2009)


Diary Of A French Girl: Surviving Intercultural Encounters, Marie-Claire Patron Oct 2009

Diary Of A French Girl: Surviving Intercultural Encounters, Marie-Claire Patron

Marie-Claire Patron

DIARY OF A FRENCH GIRL is the personal journal of a young French traveller who shares with us her perspectives, experiences and insights into the English Diaspora. It is a unique opportunity for Anglophones to take a look into a magic French mirror and to examine themselves through the eyes of a Francophone. On a broader level, this book also serves to prepare all global travellers for the experiences and emotions they will encounter as they journey through different time zones, lands, languages, people and cultures. It offers useful information and coping strategies to all those who embark on foreign ...


Scratch That: The Sample License Clearance Process And Artist Compensation, Kembrew Mcleod Oct 2009

Scratch That: The Sample License Clearance Process And Artist Compensation, Kembrew Mcleod

Kembrew McLeod

No abstract provided.


Media Pranks And Pedagogy, Kembrew Mcleod Oct 2009

Media Pranks And Pedagogy, Kembrew Mcleod

Kembrew McLeod

No abstract provided.


Copyright Criminals, Fair Use, And The Difficulties Of Doing Multimedia Scholarship, Kembrew Mcleod Sep 2009

Copyright Criminals, Fair Use, And The Difficulties Of Doing Multimedia Scholarship, Kembrew Mcleod

Kembrew McLeod

No abstract provided.


Separate Spaces Discourse About The 2007 Scottish Elections On A National Newspaper Web Site, Jane Singer Sep 2009

Separate Spaces Discourse About The 2007 Scottish Elections On A National Newspaper Web Site, Jane Singer

Jane B. Singer

In May 2007, Scots voted into office a party and a political leader publicly committed to holding a referendum on independence from Great Britain within four years. This study analyzes nearly forty-eight hundred comments appended to stories on the scotsman.com Web site, offering one of the first detailed looks at user-generated content on a newspaper-affiliated Web site in the context of a national election. It explores the evolving nature of online political community and the ways in which newspapers are accommodating a networked environment in their political coverage, addressing issues of citizen and journalistic engagement within a communal space


Separation Within A Shared Space: Exploring The Political-Economic Factors Of Participatory Journalism, Jane Singer Sep 2009

Separation Within A Shared Space: Exploring The Political-Economic Factors Of Participatory Journalism, Jane Singer

Jane B. Singer

No abstract provided.


Student Staff: A Village Philosophy, Lisa Caughron Sep 2009

Student Staff: A Village Philosophy, Lisa Caughron

Lisa Caughron

No abstract provided.


Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson Sep 2009

Fear And Projection As Root Causes Of War, And The Archetypal Energies "Trust" And "Peace" As Antidotes, Carroy U. Ferguson

Carroy U "Cuf" Ferguson, Ph.D.

I want to use this opportunity to discuss a phenomenon that continues to plague the human experience. It is called the game of war. War is perhaps the deadliest game that humanity has created. The conflict itself represents what appears to be opposing views about the way things should be. Each side believes that it is right and that its actions are justified. Each side therefore seeks to impose its views on the other or to defend its views against the other. Each side fears the other as an enemy and each side projects its fears onto its perceived “enemy.”


Copyright, The Clearance Culture, And Filmmaking, Kembrew Mcleod Sep 2009

Copyright, The Clearance Culture, And Filmmaking, Kembrew Mcleod

Kembrew McLeod

No abstract provided.


Life Is Precious, Donna L. Landry, Donna M. Hughes Dr. Sep 2009

Life Is Precious, Donna L. Landry, Donna M. Hughes Dr.

Donna M. Hughes

 Human Trafficking is Slavery in our lifetime. Many women and children are deceived, coerced, or forced into a life of bondage and exploitation 


Representations Of Alana In Computer And Video Games, Jeffrey Brand, Jakub Majewski, Scott Knight Sep 2009

Representations Of Alana In Computer And Video Games, Jeffrey Brand, Jakub Majewski, Scott Knight

Scott J. Knight

A new way to view race in media is presented in a nuanced picture that sometimes defies simple racial dichotomies. It explores the racial characterization of the heroes and she-roes of various video games. The potential for more balanced and fair representations of ALANA [African, Latin, Asian, Native American] is perhaps greater in CVG's [computer and video games] than in the traditional media. However, only small advances have been made in offering choice and a range of character roles for ALANA while eschewing traditional media stereotypes.


Separation Within A Shared Space: Perceived Effects Of User-Generated Content On Newsroom Norms, Values And Routines, Jane Singer Aug 2009

Separation Within A Shared Space: Perceived Effects Of User-Generated Content On Newsroom Norms, Values And Routines, Jane Singer

Jane B. Singer

No abstract provided.


The Power Of Fair Use For Media Literacy Education, Renee Hobbs Aug 2009

The Power Of Fair Use For Media Literacy Education, Renee Hobbs

Renee Hobbs

No abstract provided.


Exploring The Political-Economic Factors Of Participatory Journalism: A First Look Into Self-Reports By Online Journalists And Editors In Ten Countries, Vujnovic, Jane Singer, Paulussen Aug 2009

Exploring The Political-Economic Factors Of Participatory Journalism: A First Look Into Self-Reports By Online Journalists And Editors In Ten Countries, Vujnovic, Jane Singer, Paulussen

Jane B. Singer

No abstract provided.


Roll Call: 2008 Campaign And Election Coverage On The Websites Of Leading U.S. Newspapers, Jane Singer Jul 2009

Roll Call: 2008 Campaign And Election Coverage On The Websites Of Leading U.S. Newspapers, Jane Singer

Jane B. Singer

No abstract provided.