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With(In) U.S.: Resistive Accommodation And Cultural Strangers’ Discourses Of National Belonging, Megan Elizabeth Morrissey Jan 2013

With(In) U.S.: Resistive Accommodation And Cultural Strangers’ Discourses Of National Belonging, Megan Elizabeth Morrissey

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The influences of inclusion and exclusion shape the landscape of the United States in profound ways, contouring the nation’s conditions of belonging to privilege some and to marginalize others. The question of how these instances of belonging and marginalization are discursively constructed served as the foundation of this project. This dissertation engages with the discursivity and materiality of belonging, tracing vernacular contributions to, and experiences with, these constructions.

To address questions about national belonging, I turned to two online social movement groups that had initiated parallel online campaigns to rally for the rights of marginalized individuals. The Center for ...


Organizing Business For Sustainability: Learning In An Emerging Field Of Practice, Molly Victoria Shea Jan 2013

Organizing Business For Sustainability: Learning In An Emerging Field Of Practice, Molly Victoria Shea

School of Education Graduate Theses & Dissertations

All too often conversations about education and learning assume that we know what learning is, how it happens, and to what ends the process should be directed. Learning, in this case, was not confined to classroom activities, but happened as students reorganized material and ideational tools to across settings to create new opportunities for emerging expertise. Designing for learning where the end goals are well defined is challenging enough. But, how do we design for learning if the end goal is to solve problems where solutions do not yet exist? Little is known about the process of organizing for innovation ...