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Embodying Rhythm Nation: Multimodal Hip Hop Dance As A Site For Adolescent Social-Emotional And Political Development, Lauren M. Roygardner 2017 The Graduate Center, City University of New York

Embodying Rhythm Nation: Multimodal Hip Hop Dance As A Site For Adolescent Social-Emotional And Political Development, Lauren M. Roygardner

All Graduate Works by Year: Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects

This exploratory study employed qualitative methodology, specifically values analysis, to learn more about how being involved within Hip hop dance communities positively relates to adolescent development. Adolescence was defined herein as ages 13-23. The study investigated Hip hop dance communities in terms of cultural expertise (i.e. novice, intermediate and advanced/expert) to look specifically at dance narratives (i.e. peak experience narratives and “I dance because” essays) and hip hop dance performances. The primary purpose of this dissertation was to (1) explore how adolescents use multimodal Hip hop dance discourse for social-emotional development and critical consciousness, and to (2 ...


Un-Othering The Albino: How Popular Communication Constructs Albinism Identity, Niya P. Miller 2017 The University of Southern Mississippi

Un-Othering The Albino: How Popular Communication Constructs Albinism Identity, Niya P. Miller

Dissertations

This study examines the rhetoric of whiteness framing albinism in the general public. It is argued that the albinic body is a unique space from which the typical coding of race, and the very act of difference making can be deconstructed. This analysis brings into focus observations about how whiteness operates rhetorically and ideologically in popular discourse to create negative verbal and visual trope of albinism, called the albino trope. Through the albino trope, White privilege maintains its invisible rhetorical silence. By examining the complexities that arise when albinism is communicated about in the general public, we gain more insight ...


Introduction: Bridging, 2017 University of Iowa

Introduction: Bridging

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

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Front Matter, Iowa Journal Of Cultural Studies, Vol. 17, Issue 1, 2017 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Iowa Journal Of Cultural Studies, Vol. 17, Issue 1

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Exploring Perceptions Of Goodness Among The Malaysian And Chinese University Students: A Focus Group Study, Madiha Hashmi, Moniza Waheed, Ezhar Tamam, Steven E. Krauss Dr., Abdul Muati Ahmad 2017 Universiti Putra Malaysia

Exploring Perceptions Of Goodness Among The Malaysian And Chinese University Students: A Focus Group Study, Madiha Hashmi, Moniza Waheed, Ezhar Tamam, Steven E. Krauss Dr., Abdul Muati Ahmad

The Qualitative Report

The notion of goodness is implicitly central to the discourse relating to person perception. To date, no empirical research has focused solely upon understanding the notion of goodness and how it’s perceived and discerned in others. Utilizing focus group interviews, this paper explores how people perceive and interpret goodness in collectivist cultures of Malaysia and China. Findings revealed that Malaysian and Chinese participants had somewhat similar notions about goodness. “Concern for others’ welfare” was found to have the most resonance across the two nationalities as a key element in discerning goodness in others. Another category emerging from the findings ...


Social Awareness Campaigns: Raising Awareness On Human Trafficking In India, Neha Pondicherry 2017 Virginia Commonwealth University

Social Awareness Campaigns: Raising Awareness On Human Trafficking In India, Neha Pondicherry

Virginias Collegiate Honors Council Conference

Human trafficking is a persistent international problem that results in the subjugation of over 1 million people annually. The mass exploitation and abuse of humans for personal gain has taken many different forms over the span of history, including slavery, domestic servitude, labor bondage, etc. Many social media campaigns are not successful in India because they do not take into account the lack of education and minimal access to technology and other methods of communication. Rural villages actually respond most effectively to media use. In my research, I devised an entirely new social awareness campaign to be executed in India ...


Religion And Violence In Jesse James Films, 1972–2010, Travis Warren Cooper 2017 Indiana University - Bloomington

Religion And Violence In Jesse James Films, 1972–2010, Travis Warren Cooper

Journal of Religion & Film

This essay analyzes recent depictions of Jesse James in cinema, examining filmic portrayals of the figure between the years of 1972 and 2010. Working from the intersection of the anthropology of film and religious studies approaches to popular culture, the essay fills significant gaps in the study of James folklore. As no substantial examinations of the religious aspects of the James myths exist, I hone in on the legend’s religiosity as contested in filmic form. Films, including revisionist Westerns, are not unlike oral-history statements recorded and analyzed by anthropologists, folklorists, and ethnographers. Jesse James movies, in other words, have ...


Investigating Layers Of Identity And Identity Gaps In Refugee Resettlement Experiences In The Midwestern United States, Gretchen Bergquist, Jordan Soliz, Kristen Everhart, Lee Kreimer, Dawn O. Braithwaite 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Investigating Layers Of Identity And Identity Gaps In Refugee Resettlement Experiences In The Midwestern United States, Gretchen Bergquist, Jordan Soliz, Kristen Everhart, Lee Kreimer, Dawn O. Braithwaite

Communication Studies Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

Post-migration, refugees experience changes within personal and community relationships that have dramatic effects on their sense of self and, in turn, well-being.

§ During resettlement, refugees are forced to reconceptualize identity as they encounter and integrate into a new host country and culture.

§ Tensions emerge when integrating one’s self-concept into a web of new personal and social networks while simultaneously managing and adapting to larger social norms and public attitudes in the host country.

§ The epicenter of tensions and experiences that create turbulence in the lives of refugees is the negotiation and reconceptualization of identity within relationships and across communities ...


Book Review: When Technology Hurts. How Pornography Harms: What Today's Teens, Young Adults, Parents, And Pastors Need To Know By John Foubert, Walter S. DeKeseredy 2017 West Virginia University

Book Review: When Technology Hurts. How Pornography Harms: What Today's Teens, Young Adults, Parents, And Pastors Need To Know By John Foubert, Walter S. Dekeseredy

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence

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A Longitudinal And Experimental Study Of The Impact Of Knowledge On The Bases Of Institutional Trust, Lisa M. PytlikZillig, Christopher D. Kimbrough, Ellie Shockley, Tess M. S. Neal, Mitchel Herian, Joseph A. Hamm, Brian H. Bornstein, Alan Tomkins 2017 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

A Longitudinal And Experimental Study Of The Impact Of Knowledge On The Bases Of Institutional Trust, Lisa M. Pytlikzillig, Christopher D. Kimbrough, Ellie Shockley, Tess M. S. Neal, Mitchel Herian, Joseph A. Hamm, Brian H. Bornstein, Alan Tomkins

Publications of the University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

This study examined a knowledge-centered theory of institutional trust development. In the context of trust in water regulatory institutions, the moderating impact of knowledge was tested to determine if there were longitudinal changes in the bases of institutional trust as a function of increases in knowledge about a target institution. We hypothesized that as people learn about an institution with which they were previously unfamiliar, they begin to form more nuanced perceptions, distinguishing the new institution from other institutions and relying less upon their generalized trust to estimate their trust in that institution. Prior to having specific, differential information about ...


Protesting Too Much: Revealing Repetitions In Barry Hannah’S Interviews, Matthew Blackwell 2017 University of Iowa

Protesting Too Much: Revealing Repetitions In Barry Hannah’S Interviews, Matthew Blackwell

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


A Genealogy Of Collision: Robyn Schiff’S A Woman Of Property, Colleen Morrissey 2017 Ohio State University

A Genealogy Of Collision: Robyn Schiff’S A Woman Of Property, Colleen Morrissey

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Interstitial Spaces, Social Collage And The Zimbabwe Cultural Center Of Detroit, Lisa Gordillo 2017 Michigan Technological University

Interstitial Spaces, Social Collage And The Zimbabwe Cultural Center Of Detroit, Lisa Gordillo

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Off The Grid: Zora Neale Hurston’S Racial Geography In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Alex Ashland 2017 University of Iowa

Off The Grid: Zora Neale Hurston’S Racial Geography In Their Eyes Were Watching God, Alex Ashland

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Souls All Unaccompanied: Enacting Levinasian Feminine Alterity In Housekeeping, Makayla Steiner 2017 University of Iowa

Souls All Unaccompanied: Enacting Levinasian Feminine Alterity In Housekeeping, Makayla Steiner

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


16th Annual Craft Critique Culture: “Bridging Divides” Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, April 8-9, 2016, Heidi Renee Aijala, Lydia Maunz-Breese, Katherine Nesbit 2017 University of Iowa

16th Annual Craft Critique Culture: “Bridging Divides” Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference, April 8-9, 2016, Heidi Renee Aijala, Lydia Maunz-Breese, Katherine Nesbit

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Literary Technofiles: Replacing Piers Of The Past With Bridges To The Future, Gavin Feller 2017 University of Iowa

Literary Technofiles: Replacing Piers Of The Past With Bridges To The Future, Gavin Feller

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Scholarship As Testimony: Jerome Mcgann’S Keynote Address For The 16th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference, 2016, Stefan Schöberlein 2017 University of Iowa

Scholarship As Testimony: Jerome Mcgann’S Keynote Address For The 16th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference, 2016, Stefan Schöberlein

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


America Through Rose-Colored Glasses: How American Girl Dolls Shape American Girlhood And Identity, Kelly M. Vaughan 2017 Trinity College, Hartford Connecticut

America Through Rose-Colored Glasses: How American Girl Dolls Shape American Girlhood And Identity, Kelly M. Vaughan

Senior Theses and Projects

This thesis examines the contributions that American Girl dolls make to the development of girlhood, as well as doll and toy culture. I argue that the BeForever collection of historically centered dolls both informs consumers of United States history while instructing them of what it means to be a wholesome, virtuous girl. American Girl provides timeless stories about overcoming hardship in various periods of U.S. history while utilizing common themes in children’s literature to construct an attractive narrative. These dolls and their stories contribute to consumers’ understanding of girlhood, their sense of self, and broad comprehension of history ...


What Goes Up Need Not Come Down The Same: Exploring The Positive Impacts Of Study Abroad On 21st Century Students, William L. Primrose 2017 Thompson Rivers University

What Goes Up Need Not Come Down The Same: Exploring The Positive Impacts Of Study Abroad On 21st Century Students, William L. Primrose

Proceedings of the Annual Thompson Rivers University Undergraduate Research and Innovation Conference

Study abroad is an engaging, helpful, and potentially life changing experience. After explaining where students worldwide tend to travel and why, this paper will focus mainly on what the impact of study abroad is on the students who partake in these opportunities upon their return from their travels. Many students find that they have a deeper appreciation for other cultures upon their return and this keeps them more worldly; this is something that can help them in an increasingly globalized workforce. As well, the quality of education they receive prior to employment can be higher in many cases; the way ...


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