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Immigrant Family, National Borders: Mainstream And Diasporic News Media, Audiences, And The Oklahoma Taxpayer And Citizen Protection Act, Maryann Elizabeth Martin Jul 2010

Immigrant Family, National Borders: Mainstream And Diasporic News Media, Audiences, And The Oklahoma Taxpayer And Citizen Protection Act, Maryann Elizabeth Martin

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This study examined the role mass media play in animating the relationship between globalization and the nation-state. This study interrogated this relationship using a multi-method approach that analyzed news coverage, the general "media climate" in Oklahoma, and audience responses to the media climate regarding the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, a comprehensive immigration reform bill passed into law in 2007.

The key goals of this study were to examine the ways in which news media in Oklahoma cover the issue of immigration, particularly as it relates to the Oklahoma Taxpayer and Citizen Protection Act, in order to garner a ...


The Digital Illusio: Gender, Work And Culture In Digital Game Production, Robin Scott Johnson May 2010

The Digital Illusio: Gender, Work And Culture In Digital Game Production, Robin Scott Johnson

Theses and Dissertations

This dissertation analyzes gender in the commercial production of digital games. The purpose is to develop a detailed understanding of gender as it plays out among individuals who develop creative content and in the ideological constitution of the workplace, and to examine the ways in which these individuals participate in and make sense of the production of digital cultural products. The broad line of questioning attempts to provide detail and depth to how gender is organized, symbolized, and identified during the production a commercial game.

The digital game industry and culture have constructed a strong fortress of androcentric ideas, practices ...