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The Implications Of Digital Technologies For The Lds Church And For Orthodox, Heterodox, And Post-Mormon Identity, Ryan Scott Bartlett Jan 2019

The Implications Of Digital Technologies For The Lds Church And For Orthodox, Heterodox, And Post-Mormon Identity, Ryan Scott Bartlett

Media Studies Theses & Dissertations

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has been experiencing an information crisis that stems from the rise of the Internet and from digital technologies more broadly. The contemporary speed at which information flows, coupled with the ability that individuals now have to bypass traditional sources of religious authority and engage in horizontal communication and the production of alternative Mormon- themed texts and discourses online has caused LDS leaders to lose some of the control over Church- related discourse that they have customarily enjoyed for nearly 200 years.

As sensitive information about the Church is disseminated into widely-accessible digital ...


Voiceless Icons No More: The Self-Representations Of Muslim American Lives In Digital Media, Kristin M. Peterson Jan 2018

Voiceless Icons No More: The Self-Representations Of Muslim American Lives In Digital Media, Kristin M. Peterson

Media Studies Theses & Dissertations

With the proposed travel bans in the U.S., niqab bans in Canadian cities, fears over terrorism, attacks on veiled women, and concerns about refugees, Muslim Americans have become prominent icons of larger political issues in North American society. While the images of Muslims have dominated public spaces, the complex lives and significant concerns of Muslim Americans have often gone untold. This study focuses on the creative work that Muslim American youth are producing and circulating through digital media spaces and mobile technologies.

The projects discussed in this study include: the Places You’ll Pray photo series, which documents public ...


Buycotting Chick-Fil-A: A Tale Of Religion, Politics And Consumption, Victoria Leigh Hannon Jan 2013

Buycotting Chick-Fil-A: A Tale Of Religion, Politics And Consumption, Victoria Leigh Hannon

Journalism & Mass Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

In the summer of 2012, the Chick-fil-A controversy took over the media. At its center was an article featuring Dan Cathy, COO of Chick-fil-A and accusations of homophobia. This controversy broadened to include activist on both sides and incorporate a wide range of activist tools. Through a case study of this controversy, a few items are made obvious. The most prominent is that boycotting is no longer likely to be a successful mode of activism. Rather buycotting, using purchasing power to reward companies, is likely to become the dominate mode of activism moving forward. More broadly, in this thesis I ...