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“Traveling To Dangerous And Far-Flung Locales”: Representations Of The Other In Web-Based Travel Journalism, Lucia Mulherin Palmer Jan 2013

“Traveling To Dangerous And Far-Flung Locales”: Representations Of The Other In Web-Based Travel Journalism, Lucia Mulherin Palmer

Journalism & Mass Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

International travel and tourism has increased dramatically over the past sixty years, causing it to become one of the largest global commercial industries. An increase in the prominence and quantity of travel journalism across various media platforms has accompanied the rise of the activity of international travel. This paper examines the discourse on "Other" cultures constructed through rhetorical strategies and representations in a web-based travel show, The Vice Guide to Travel. Although most travel research comes from an industry and market-driven point of view, there is a large body of research that critiques the implications of travel-related media, in particular ...


“Mexico’S Drug War, Feminized”: Visualizing Memory And Nation In New York Times Photojournalism, Hillary Kent Palmer Jan 2013

“Mexico’S Drug War, Feminized”: Visualizing Memory And Nation In New York Times Photojournalism, Hillary Kent Palmer

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This MA thesis proposes a rhetorical analysis of Katie Orlinsky's photojournalism piece entitled "Mexico's Drug War, Feminized" that was published in the New York Times in 2011. The analysis of this text will explore rhetorical intersections between the visual, memory, nation, and narrative. More specifically, in this analysis I engage (visual) rhetorical criticism and narrative criticism to address (1) how this photojournalistic piece rhetorically constructions visual gendered narratives and (2) how these narratives participate in processes of collective memory and thus the theorizing of nation. I therefore use visual rhetoric scholarship and narrative criticism to not only analyze ...


Transitions In Turmoil? Young Adult Children Of Parents With Mood Disorders And The Transition To Adulthood, Elizabeth Ann Morningstar Jan 2013

Transitions In Turmoil? Young Adult Children Of Parents With Mood Disorders And The Transition To Adulthood, Elizabeth Ann Morningstar

Sociology Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This dissertation is a qualitative study of the stories young adult children tell about growing up with a parent with a diagnosed mood disorder. Using 50 in-depth interviews with young adults between the ages of 19 and 34, I explore how children of parents with a mood disorder, who describe feeling invisible and/or misunderstood, rely on a specific set of cultural stories that emphasize white, middle-class ideals to make sense of their childhoods and the consequences of their parents' illness. When they compare their own experiences to these narrow ideals, my respondents describe "lost" childhoods and feelings of "growing ...