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The Third Space: The Role Of Interpretation In The Production Of Discourse , Lee-Ann Marie Kastman Jan 1998

The Third Space: The Role Of Interpretation In The Production Of Discourse , Lee-Ann Marie Kastman

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Some "postmodern" writing pedagogies have attempted to account for indeterminacy of meaning and situatedness in the writing act. I argue that these attempts at "postmodern pedagogy" are unsuccessful and that indeterminacy of meaning and situatedness in the writing act can be explained more clearly through the lens of interpretation;The role of interpretation in the production of discourse (writing) has seldom been discussed; interpretation has been discussed more often in terms of the reception of discourse. I argue that interpretation in the writing act involves communicative interaction with others, and that indeterminacy of meaning and situatedness in the writing act ...


Words And Spaces: A Story Of An American Indian In The Academy , Smokey Mckinney Jan 1998

Words And Spaces: A Story Of An American Indian In The Academy , Smokey Mckinney

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

A new social climate in American society is allowing more American Indians to pursue higher education, and an increase is being seen in the number of Indians attaining graduate degrees and participating in the academy as professors and researchers and authors. But distinct differences between approaches taken by the European-based academy and ways of thinking shared by many American Indian peoples create unique challenges for the Indian person who seeks to be an academic. This dissertation looks into the issues facing the Indian Academic, and argues that the Indian person must pursue multiple avenues of thought and argument to find ...


The Aetiology Of An Argument: How Scientism Affected Freud's (Mis)Treatment Of Dora's (Hy)Story , Sue Ann Tatro Jan 1998

The Aetiology Of An Argument: How Scientism Affected Freud's (Mis)Treatment Of Dora's (Hy)Story , Sue Ann Tatro

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

In this dissertation, I demonstrate the relationship between narrative representation and psychoanalysis, first by describing the psychoanalytical project, second, by showing how deeply psychoanalysis has penetrated our collective consciousness, and third, by discussing its reception today. This study uses narrative theory as an investigative tool for the study of a considerable piece of intellectual history: the making of theory in psychoanalysis. My premises are: (1) Narrative theory provides tools for understanding intellectual history through the making of knowledge, in this case, psychoanalytic knowledge; (2) Narrative concepts of time, authority, personal agency, and determinism are particularly useful when applied to psychoanalytic ...


Workplace Genres: A Sociohistorical Study Of Communicative Practices In A Production Company , Mark Randol Zachry Jan 1998

Workplace Genres: A Sociohistorical Study Of Communicative Practices In A Production Company , Mark Randol Zachry

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Studies of communication in the workplace have traditionally addressed a limited set of formal texts (e.g., memos, proposals, procedures) and described how those texts circulate in more or less predictable systems. Consequently, many of our assumptions about professional communication activities depend on simple transactional or rhetorical models that do not take into account historical factors and conceptualize too narrowly;This study addresses social and historical variation in a single company's communicative habits from 1920 until 1985 to illustrate how rhetorical performances in the workplace operate in complex networks of activity. This study challenges formalist conceptions of professional communication ...