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A Duty To Report: Alternative Journalism As Political Obligation To Resist And Remedy Injustice, Monica Lockett Sep 2019

A Duty To Report: Alternative Journalism As Political Obligation To Resist And Remedy Injustice, Monica Lockett

Dialogues: Undergraduate Research in Philosophy, History, and Politics

Traditional media tenets of objectivity and impartiality have led to amoral and passive journalistic practices, which reinforce problematic status quos and allow inequality to flourish. Journalists ought to utilize their positions of power in democratic societies to address and rectify injustice through responsible reporting practices. This argument is supported with a theory on political obligation and duty by philosopher Candice Delmas, who argues that obeying the law in just states validates a duty to disobey the law in unjust states which infringe on citizen rights. Journalists have the ability to adequately fulfill this duty; however, this is not always acted ...


An Addiction To Capitalism: A Rhetorical Criticism Of Mainstream Environmentalism, Jake Engel Sep 2019

An Addiction To Capitalism: A Rhetorical Criticism Of Mainstream Environmentalism, Jake Engel

IdeaFest: Interdisciplinary Journal of Creative Works and Research from Humboldt State University

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Teaching Rhetorical Segmentation As A Countermeasure To Post-Truth In The Composition Classroom, John Gagnon Sep 2019

Teaching Rhetorical Segmentation As A Countermeasure To Post-Truth In The Composition Classroom, John Gagnon

The Liminal: Interdisciplinary Journal of Technology in Education

This paper responds to the call for rhetoric and composition instructors to engage with post-truth and fake news in the composition classroom. Pulling from personal experiences with post-truth in the composition classroom, the author leverages recent scholarship to develop a multi-phasic, objective analytical approach – rhetorical segmentation – that students can use to identify the purposes and motivations of a particular text. The approach of rhetorical segmentation relies on three primary steps: measuring rhetorical velocity, evaluating ideological modality, and identifying public harm. By combining these steps in a coherent method of analysis, the author argues that students are better equipped to understand ...


Pi Gamma Mu News Sep 2019

Pi Gamma Mu News

International Social Science Review

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Plan To Attend The 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention Sep 2019

Plan To Attend The 2020 Pi Gamma Mu Triennial International Convention

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


International Social Science Review Submission & Publication Guide Sep 2019

International Social Science Review Submission & Publication Guide

International Social Science Review

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5th Annual Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference At Reinhardt University Sep 2019

5th Annual Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference At Reinhardt University

International Social Science Review

The Georgia Rho Chapter of Pi Gamma Mu invites undergraduate students to participate in the 5th Annual Interdisciplinary Social Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference at Reinhardt University on Friday, October 25, 2019. The event is free and is open to undergraduate Social Science students who wish to participate in a poster presentation of their research. The half-day event will include a poster session for undergraduate students to present research, a keynote address, and roundtable discussions.


The Block Beautification Project: Three Years Later, Kenneth C. Clemons Sep 2019

The Block Beautification Project: Three Years Later, Kenneth C. Clemons

International Social Science Review

This article provides an update to the 2017 piece, Community Based Project: The Block Beautification Project: One Artist’s Work to Help Make West Baltimore Beautiful, sharing the status of the West Baltimore art installations three years later.


Extended Commentary: Administrative Failures: The Immigration Detention Centers And Abu Ghraib Prison, Allison G.S. Knox Sep 2019

Extended Commentary: Administrative Failures: The Immigration Detention Centers And Abu Ghraib Prison, Allison G.S. Knox

International Social Science Review

The Trump Administration’s immigration policy regarding the separation of families at the border has horrified Americans. Numerous reports have also been published to argue that the detention centers are mismanaged with allegations of potential human rights abuses taking place. The issues surrounding the detention centers are similar to another scandal Americans have already seen: the human rights abuses that took place in Iraq at the Abu Ghraib Prison. At the core of this issue is likely an administrative failure following the ill-fated policy that many say is immoral and unjust.


Book Review: Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Postwar Abstraction And The Beginnings Of Autonomia By Jaleh Mansoor, Michael J. Tomaselli Sep 2019

Book Review: Marshall Plan Modernism: Italian Postwar Abstraction And The Beginnings Of Autonomia By Jaleh Mansoor, Michael J. Tomaselli

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, And The Rebuilding Of Order After Major Wars By G. John Ikenberry, Bart Talbert Sep 2019

Book Review: After Victory: Institutions, Strategic Restraint, And The Rebuilding Of Order After Major Wars By G. John Ikenberry, Bart Talbert

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Democracy In Chains: The Deep History Of The Radical Right’S Stealth Plan For America By Nancy Maclean, Ben Sorensen Sep 2019

Book Review: Democracy In Chains: The Deep History Of The Radical Right’S Stealth Plan For America By Nancy Maclean, Ben Sorensen

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: An American Odyssey; The Life And Work Of Romare Bearden By Mary Schmidt Campbell, John Herbert Roper Sr. Sep 2019

Book Review: An American Odyssey; The Life And Work Of Romare Bearden By Mary Schmidt Campbell, John Herbert Roper Sr.

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: A Village Goes Mobile—Telephony, Mediation, And Social Change In Rural India By Sirpa Tenhunen, Linda Quest Sep 2019

Book Review: A Village Goes Mobile—Telephony, Mediation, And Social Change In Rural India By Sirpa Tenhunen, Linda Quest

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Human Rights And The Care Of The Self By Alexandre Lefebvre, Patricia M. Muhammad Sep 2019

Book Review: Human Rights And The Care Of The Self By Alexandre Lefebvre, Patricia M. Muhammad

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Rights As Weapons: Instruments Of Conflict, Tools Of Power By Clifford Bob, Allison G.S. Knox Sep 2019

Book Review: Rights As Weapons: Instruments Of Conflict, Tools Of Power By Clifford Bob, Allison G.S. Knox

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Leadership And The Rise Of Great Powers By Yan Xuetong, Kofi Johnson Sep 2019

Book Review: Leadership And The Rise Of Great Powers By Yan Xuetong, Kofi Johnson

International Social Science Review

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Book Review: Negotiating Control: Organizations And Mobile Communication By Keri K. Stephens, Samuel B. Hoff Sep 2019

Book Review: Negotiating Control: Organizations And Mobile Communication By Keri K. Stephens, Samuel B. Hoff

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Feminism’S Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle For Work And Family By Kristen Swinth, Beth M. Rauhaus Sep 2019

Book Review: Feminism’S Forgotten Fight: The Unfinished Struggle For Work And Family By Kristen Swinth, Beth M. Rauhaus

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Time And Power: Visions Of History In German Politics, From The Thirty Years' War To The Third Reich By Christopher Clark, J. Laurence Hare Sep 2019

Book Review: Time And Power: Visions Of History In German Politics, From The Thirty Years' War To The Third Reich By Christopher Clark, J. Laurence Hare

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Empire Of Neglect: The West Indies In The Wake Of British Liberalism By Christopher Taylor, Amanda Ford Sep 2019

Book Review: Empire Of Neglect: The West Indies In The Wake Of British Liberalism By Christopher Taylor, Amanda Ford

International Social Science Review

No abstract provided.


Assessing Perceptions Of Effectiveness For A Third Sector: A Study Of Organized Neighborhood Associations And Community Clubs And The People They Serve, Jonathan Coats Sep 2019

Assessing Perceptions Of Effectiveness For A Third Sector: A Study Of Organized Neighborhood Associations And Community Clubs And The People They Serve, Jonathan Coats

International Social Science Review

Organized neighborhood associations and community clubs (ONACC) have an important role in assisting the State and individuals in addressing a variety of concerns. These groups provide communities with needed resources and reduce the economic strain on governmental budget. The success of ONACC in providing these services, however, is contingent upon residents’ participation in these groups. Residents’ willingness to participate is informed by their perception of these entities’ effectiveness. This research examines the association between various individual and neighborhood factors and respondents’ perception of the effectiveness of formally organized neighborhood associations and community groups. Using multilevel ordinal logistic regression analysis and ...


Dna Evidence Of A Croatian And Sephardic Jewish Settlement On The North Carolina Coast Dating From The Mid To Late 1500s, Elizabeth C. Hirschman, James A. Vance, Jesse D. Harris Sep 2019

Dna Evidence Of A Croatian And Sephardic Jewish Settlement On The North Carolina Coast Dating From The Mid To Late 1500s, Elizabeth C. Hirschman, James A. Vance, Jesse D. Harris

International Social Science Review

While the British origins of North American colonization currently are widely accepted, there is new evidence that other countries and non-Christians may have been earlier in establishing permanent settlements on the North Atlantic coast. Using the new research tool of human genomics, this paper provides DNA evidence that Croatians and Sephardic Jews were absorbed into the ancestral population of the Lumbee Native American tribe of North Carolina during the mid- to late-1500s. We further propose that these Sephardic Jews originated, in part, from a subgroup of the Roanoke colonists of 1586. Given this, a new historical narrative of early European ...


When Black And White Medicine Turns Gray: Exploring The Interplay And Meaning Of Discoursing About Parenting A Child With A Complex Chronic Condition, Katherine A. Rafferty, Kara Hutton Sep 2019

When Black And White Medicine Turns Gray: Exploring The Interplay And Meaning Of Discoursing About Parenting A Child With A Complex Chronic Condition, Katherine A. Rafferty, Kara Hutton

The Qualitative Report

Parents of children diagnosed with complex chronic conditions (CCCs) face many challenges with managing their child's health. As parents are tasked with competing demands and the constant changes required to provide the best care possible for their child, talk about contradictions regarding their dual, and oftentimes competing, roles and responsibilities as both parent and caregiver is likely to occur. Using relational dialectics theory (Baxter, 2011) as a framework, we conducted a contrapuntal analysis to analyze 35 White, mostly Christian parents’ narratives about their experiences managing their child’s healthcare. Two primary discourses emerged: the centripetal discourse of normal health ...


Heated Discussion: Strategies For Communicating Climate Change In A Polarized Era, Jessica Merzdorf, Linda J. Pfeiffer, Beth Forbes Sep 2019

Heated Discussion: Strategies For Communicating Climate Change In A Polarized Era, Jessica Merzdorf, Linda J. Pfeiffer, Beth Forbes

Journal of Applied Communications

The 2018 report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that Earth’s temperatures may soon reach a tipping point that threatens humanity’s future. Scientists from many disciplines agree that anthropogenic climate change is a serious problem yet many Americans remain skeptical of the existence, causes, and/or severity of climate change. In this article, we review recent research on climate change communication focusing on audience variables and messaging strategies with the goal of providing communication practitioners research-based recommendations for climate change message design. Factors that influence audience acceptance and understanding of climate science include: demographic variables (such ...


Interactive Infographics' Effect On Elaboration In Agricultural Communication, Erin Burnett, Jessica Holt, Abigail Borron, Bartosz Wojdynski Sep 2019

Interactive Infographics' Effect On Elaboration In Agricultural Communication, Erin Burnett, Jessica Holt, Abigail Borron, Bartosz Wojdynski

Journal of Applied Communications

In public health, politics, and advertising, interactive content spurred increased elaboration from audiences that were otherwise least likely to engage with a message. This study sought to examine interactivity as an agricultural communication strategy through the lens of the Elaboration Likelihood Model. Respondents were randomly assigned a static or interactive data visualization concerning the production of peaches and blueberries in Georgia, then asked to list their thoughts in accordance with Petty and Cacioppo’s thought-listing measure. Respondents significantly exhibited higher elaboration with the interactive message as opposed to the static, extending the results of past research in other communication realms ...


A Comparative Content Analysis Of News Stories And Press Releases During The 2015 Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall, Brandyl Brooks Calley, Courtney Meyers, Courtney Gibson, Erica Irlbeck Sep 2019

A Comparative Content Analysis Of News Stories And Press Releases During The 2015 Blue Bell Ice Cream Recall, Brandyl Brooks Calley, Courtney Meyers, Courtney Gibson, Erica Irlbeck

Journal of Applied Communications

In 2015, Blue Bell Creameries had its first recall in the company’s history. Blue Bell issued a voluntary recall of all of its ice cream products after Listeria was detected and was linked to 10 illnesses that resulted in three deaths. With the theoretical framework of framing and Situational Crisis Communication Theory, the purpose of this study was to explore how this recall was presented in company press releases and news media coverage to determine what crisis communication strategies Blue Bell implemented and how the media presented that information. This study was a content analysis of 23 press releases ...


Communication Channel Preferences: A Descriptive Audience Segmentation Evaluation, Kevan W. Lamm, Abigail Borron, Jessica Holt, Alexa J. Lamm Sep 2019

Communication Channel Preferences: A Descriptive Audience Segmentation Evaluation, Kevan W. Lamm, Abigail Borron, Jessica Holt, Alexa J. Lamm

Journal of Applied Communications

For over 70 years the use of opinion leaders in a two-step communication process has been employed and validated. However, despite the accepted importance of communicating with opinion leaders as a means to cascade information to opinion leaders’ networks of influence there have been few empirical studies specifically examining agricultural and natural resource opinion leader communication channel preferences, particularly from an audience segmentation perspective. The results reported in the study capitalize on previous research data examined from a unique perspective. Specifically, communication channel preferences were analyzed according to opinion leader self-reported demographic categories serving as audience segments. Associations between sex ...


Does Good Design Matter In The Seedstock Advertising Business? Effects Of Graphic Design In Beef Seedstock Ads On Cattle Producers’ Trust And Credibility, Morgan L. Marley, Katie M. Abrams, Daniela Castillo Sep 2019

Does Good Design Matter In The Seedstock Advertising Business? Effects Of Graphic Design In Beef Seedstock Ads On Cattle Producers’ Trust And Credibility, Morgan L. Marley, Katie M. Abrams, Daniela Castillo

Journal of Applied Communications

Designers are trained professionals who understand how to effectively visually communicate based on executing principles of design and an understanding of their audience. Within the beef seedstock industry, ad design varies widely in terms of technical effectiveness, but how do those differences affect potential customers? This study tested the effects of seedstock ad’s graphic design on the viewer’s trust and credibility among 561 Angus cattle producers. Our results show the graphic design of a beef seedstock ranch ad promoting an upcoming bull sale did not influence producers’ perceptions of trust and credibility. However, results did reveal better designed ...


Complete Volume (43) Aug 2019

Complete Volume (43)

Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal

Complete digitized volume (volume 43) of Communication and Theater Association of Minnesota Journal.