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Full-Text Articles in Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Ethnicity in Communication

The Common Disaster And The Unexpected Education: Delta Flight 1141 And The Discourse Of Aviation Safety, Ana Garner Jul 1996

The Common Disaster And The Unexpected Education: Delta Flight 1141 And The Discourse Of Aviation Safety, Ana Garner

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


Rising Temperatures: Rising Tides, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson Jan 1996

Rising Temperatures: Rising Tides, Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Prof. Elizabeth Burleson

Transboundary environmental problems do not distinguish between political boundaries. Global warming is expected to cause thermal expansion of water and melt glaciers. Both are predicted to lead to a rise in sea level. We must enlarge our paradigms to encompass a global reality and reliance upon global participation.


Sleepless In Seattle: Three Writers, Three Concepts, E. Deidre Pribram Ph.D. Jan 1996

Sleepless In Seattle: Three Writers, Three Concepts, E. Deidre Pribram Ph.D.

Faculty Works: Communications

One of the most striking facts of narrative storytelling is how specific story elements, such as plot, character and structure may remain the same, yet the story told can be remarkably different. We see this, for instance, through the limitations imposed by generic conventions and via characters drawn to stereotype or type. Yet the meanings created are open to seemingly endless replenishment. Indeed, it is narrative's persistent renewability that helps account for the sway and pleasures story holds us.


Gender Roles In Japanese Comics, Daradirek Ekachai, Cheryl Drout Jan 1996

Gender Roles In Japanese Comics, Daradirek Ekachai, Cheryl Drout

College of Communication Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


A Binding Tie: Supportive Communication Of Family Kinkeepers, Margaret S. Leach, Dawn O. Braithwaite Jan 1996

A Binding Tie: Supportive Communication Of Family Kinkeepers, Margaret S. Leach, Dawn O. Braithwaite

Papers in Communication Studies

Families are an important source of social support, and little scholarship exists regarding how family members stay in touch and provide support for one another. Kinkeepers are said to provide support and keep family members informed about one another, yet there has been little research on who family kinkeepers are and how they communicate and enact this role. Two studies were undertaken. The first study used surveys to provide demographic data on kinkeepers and to ascertain information on their activities. The second study used diaries and interviews to document the activities of a set of kinkeepers and to describe outcomes ...


Reading Dolly : The Reading Practices Of Adolescent Girls, Suzanne Fleming Jan 1996

Reading Dolly : The Reading Practices Of Adolescent Girls, Suzanne Fleming

Theses : Honours

In recent years the representation and participation of women in the media has received a great deal of attention. So too, has the area of language and gender. Research and discussions around these two fields intersect to provide a context for this research project. Unlike any study located to date, this study provides a theoretical exploration of practices girls employ when reading Dolly, an Australian teen magazine aimed at adolescent females. The project involves 11 year-eight girls from two metropolitan schools and aims to answer questions regarding the reading practices they employ when reading Dolly, the meanings they make with ...


An Investigation Of Agency In Children's Own Narrative Writing Before And After Exposure To Counter-Sexist Texts, Jane Nolan Jan 1996

An Investigation Of Agency In Children's Own Narrative Writing Before And After Exposure To Counter-Sexist Texts, Jane Nolan

Theses : Honours

1bis research focuses on the issue of gender in education. It looks at the role counter-sexist texts play in the formation, consolidation and interruption of children's gender ideology. It initially investigates whether or not counter-sexist texts can change agency in children's writing by analysing children's own narrative writing. Then it seeks to shed light on the ways that children respond to these types of texts by using transcripts from discussion sessions. The sample consisted of 20 students from a Western Australian state primary school. These students were randomly distributed into a control and experimental group. Each week ...


Mentoring Relationships Amongst Women In Public Relations, Kristen Kahles Jan 1996

Mentoring Relationships Amongst Women In Public Relations, Kristen Kahles

Masters Theses

Mentoring is an old tool used to advance the education and/or careers of individuals that dates back to ancient Greece; it has recently reemerged in organizational and business settings. I examine mentoring relationships among women in the public relations profession. In this study my purpose is to determine how women are affected in a same sex mentoring relationship in the public relations field. One hundred surveys were distributed to female practitioners in the New York and Chicago areas. Thirty-five were returned, yielding a 35% response rate. In addition, six in depth interviews were conducted with six female public relations ...


The Effects Of Presentational Mode And Gender On Rating Errors In Classroom Speech Evaluation, Nicole L. Turley Jan 1996

The Effects Of Presentational Mode And Gender On Rating Errors In Classroom Speech Evaluation, Nicole L. Turley

Masters Theses

There is extensive research on speech evaluation in the area of speech communication. This study explores the effects of presentational mode and gender on rating errors in speech evaluation. Subjects were students enrolled in an introductory speech course at Eastern Illinois University. After compiling 1072 speech evaluation sheets, a 2x2x3 factorial analysis of variance was conducted. Results concluded that raters in a pre-presentational mode will be more positively lenient than raters in a post-presentational mode and raters in a control group; female raters were more positively lenient than male raters in the traits of language, material, delivery, analysis, and voice ...


Self-Disclosure Among Women In Similar Crisis Situations: Case Studies, Stephanie J. Butler Jan 1996

Self-Disclosure Among Women In Similar Crisis Situations: Case Studies, Stephanie J. Butler

Masters Theses

Using volunteers who were single mothers of young children who were products of unplanned pregnancies in a non-marital situation, six interviews were conducted and disclosure and narrative communication patterns were observed. Each interview was videotaped and observations and comparisons were made about the subjects interviewed. Common themes identified included an overall willingness to discuss the father of the child, a correlation between the relationship with the father and the feelings felt toward the father, worries about money, the importance of talking to other people, a feeling that mother and child were a "package deal" in that if a man they ...


“Reconstructing Reality: Interpreting The Airplane Disaster News Story, Ana Garner Dec 1995

“Reconstructing Reality: Interpreting The Airplane Disaster News Story, Ana Garner

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


The Cost Of Fighting Mother Nature: News Coverage Of The 1993 Midwest Floods, Ana Garner Dec 1995

The Cost Of Fighting Mother Nature: News Coverage Of The 1993 Midwest Floods, Ana Garner

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


Reversed Heroism And Heroic Perversion In Euripides' Medea, Katerina Zacharia Dec 1995

Reversed Heroism And Heroic Perversion In Euripides' Medea, Katerina Zacharia

Katerina Zacharia

No abstract provided.