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A White Savior, Savagery, And Criminality In The City Of "Multitudinous Opportunity" In Zootopia, Matthew Keizo Nagata Mar 2019

A White Savior, Savagery, And Criminality In The City Of "Multitudinous Opportunity" In Zootopia, Matthew Keizo Nagata

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


To Be The Golden Girl: Disordered Eating Within Figure Skating, Giulia Christine Thomas Mar 2018

To Be The Golden Girl: Disordered Eating Within Figure Skating, Giulia Christine Thomas

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Sexy Robots: A Perpetuation Of Patriarchy, Ashlyn Des Roches Mar 2017

Sexy Robots: A Perpetuation Of Patriarchy, Ashlyn Des Roches

Communication Studies

This feminist critique looks into the way that gender, specifically females, are portrayed in some of Hollywood's top films involving Artificial Intelligence: Blade Runner, Her, and Ex Machina. These movies work as a perpetuation of patriarchal ideologies while maintaining the objectification and hypersexuality of women as normalized behaviors. Additionally, while some forms of empowerment are conveyed, the features illustrate women merely on a spectrum of extreme behavior; due to Heuristics and Cultivation Theory, these misrepresentations can be associated with women outside the surrealist realm of the depicted artificially intelligent worlds.


Pretty Princess And Hurdling Heroes: A Content Analysis Of Walt Disney Studio Movies, Jessica Noll Jun 2016

Pretty Princess And Hurdling Heroes: A Content Analysis Of Walt Disney Studio Movies, Jessica Noll

Communication Studies

This study investigated the portrayal of active and passive behaviors of male and female characters in Walt Disney Studio original animated films. It was hypothesized that males would exhibit more active behaviors than their female counterparts and that females would exhibit more passive behaviors than their male counterparts. The results indicated that both of these hypotheses were supported. The study also found that the least likely interaction of male and female characters was when the male character was being passive and the female character was being active. The most likely was male characters performing active behaviors and female characters performing ...


Gender Representation In Sports Communication, Michelle R. Stiller Jun 2014

Gender Representation In Sports Communication, Michelle R. Stiller

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Humble Me: Increasing Awareness Of Ethnocentrism And Of The Need For Ethnorelativism Through A Spoken Word Performance Event, Corinne H. Sherman Jun 2014

Humble Me: Increasing Awareness Of Ethnocentrism And Of The Need For Ethnorelativism Through A Spoken Word Performance Event, Corinne H. Sherman

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Drenched Fitness: Marketing Toward Men, Erin Sydni Abzug Jun 2014

Drenched Fitness: Marketing Toward Men, Erin Sydni Abzug

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Perceptions Of The Communications Studies Major: Is There A Female Stereotype?, Kyle Petersen, Karina Almaguer Jun 2014

Perceptions Of The Communications Studies Major: Is There A Female Stereotype?, Kyle Petersen, Karina Almaguer

Communication Studies

This paper investigates whether there is or is not a correlation between feminine perceptions of Communications and the relevance of the major. One Hundred Cal Poly San Luis Obispo students were asked to complete a survey that included basic student demographics as well as if they have taken courses within the major or know anyone within it, their perceived relevance of the major, and whether they believed it to be for males or females. The test between the two variables was shown as approaching statistical significance. After analyzing these results, using feminine perceptions as the independent variable and the relevance ...


Respect, Cho Chang, And Asian Representation: A Critical Analysis Of The White Gaze In Harry Potter, Kaitlin Pham Jun 2014

Respect, Cho Chang, And Asian Representation: A Critical Analysis Of The White Gaze In Harry Potter, Kaitlin Pham

Communication Studies

Within the Harry Potter series, females who are in charge of their sexuality seem egotistical and provoking; thus, seen as manipulative to their male counterparts, and the readers. That being said, the values that Hermione Granger possess that push her above Cho Chang’s become ultra-defined, preaching to the audiences how Rowling believes the ultimate female should behave and think, and how Chang has no possibility of attaining these qualities. In this paper, I will analyze and discuss J.K. Rowling’s role in perpetuating the White Gaze with her depiction of Cho Chang in her series, and how Chang ...


Queen B: A Modern Feminist Critique Of Beyoncé, Catherine Demi Ray Dec 2013

Queen B: A Modern Feminist Critique Of Beyoncé, Catherine Demi Ray

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


The Virtual Bulletin Board: A Feminist Critique Of Pinterest, Alexandra B. Davila Jun 2013

The Virtual Bulletin Board: A Feminist Critique Of Pinterest, Alexandra B. Davila

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


"Bridesmaids": A Modern Response To Patriarchy, Blair Buckley Jun 2013

"Bridesmaids": A Modern Response To Patriarchy, Blair Buckley

Communication Studies

This senior project analyzes the rhetorical means by which the movie "Bridesmaids" rejects yet also heeds to patriarchal standards. In this paper I examine the film by performing a feminist critique, also employing elements of ideological criticism.


A Twist In Hip Hop Culture--A Feminist Perspective, Brandon Edward Michalkiewicz Mar 2013

A Twist In Hip Hop Culture--A Feminist Perspective, Brandon Edward Michalkiewicz

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


“All Girls Are Barbies”: A Feminist Critique Of Nicki Minaj’S Barbie Persona, Camellia Sarmadi Jan 2012

“All Girls Are Barbies”: A Feminist Critique Of Nicki Minaj’S Barbie Persona, Camellia Sarmadi

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


"I Hired You Because You Look Good": A Feminist Criticism Of House, Taylor Rachelle Lutzker Jun 2011

"I Hired You Because You Look Good": A Feminist Criticism Of House, Taylor Rachelle Lutzker

Communication Studies

House is a medical drama with underlying messages of patriarchy and anti-feminist ideals. The majority of the disrespect and disregard for women is carried out by Dr. House himself. Learn about the interactions between Dr. House, his team members, and his boss through Dr. House's treatment of women and desire to control the power relations within the hospital.


Popular Culture And The Feminist Ideal: A Feminist Critique Of Home Box Office's "Sex And The City", Koryna Zendejas Jun 2011

Popular Culture And The Feminist Ideal: A Feminist Critique Of Home Box Office's "Sex And The City", Koryna Zendejas

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Behind The Gates: A Feminist Critique Of Bravo’S "The Real Housewives Of Orange County", Giovanna Derenzo Mar 2011

Behind The Gates: A Feminist Critique Of Bravo’S "The Real Housewives Of Orange County", Giovanna Derenzo

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


"Natural Male Enhancement": A Semiological Approach To Enzyte's Marketing Scheme, Michelle (Shelley) Mckendree Dec 2010

"Natural Male Enhancement": A Semiological Approach To Enzyte's Marketing Scheme, Michelle (Shelley) Mckendree

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.


Feminist Criticism: The Importance Of Sharing The Native Female Journey, Michelle Newfield Mar 2010

Feminist Criticism: The Importance Of Sharing The Native Female Journey, Michelle Newfield

Communication Studies

The female Native American perspective is grossly neglected in mainstream media. Sadly, stereotypical images romanticize Native American women in a light that disallows them to be taken seriously in a modernized world. The fact is that the majority of women with American Indian ancestry do not live on reservations; they make up a considerable part of the general population.

There is an unfortunate “invisibility of Native women in comparison to men,” and “Native women are often represented by popular culture within the Plains Indian context, the generic Indian. Omnipresent is the ‘squaw’ who is portrayed as servant, concubine, beast of ...


Abercrombie & Fitch: The Altering Of Cultural Norms, Emily Nichole Pahler Dec 2009

Abercrombie & Fitch: The Altering Of Cultural Norms, Emily Nichole Pahler

Communication Studies

No abstract provided.