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Discursive Struggles In Families Formed Through Visible Adoption: An Exploration Of Dialectical Unity, Meredith Marko Harrigan, Dawn O. Braithwaite 2010 STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK-Geneseo

Discursive Struggles In Families Formed Through Visible Adoption: An Exploration Of Dialectical Unity, Meredith Marko Harrigan, Dawn O. Braithwaite

Papers in Communication Studies

Grounded in the interpretive paradigm and framed by relational dialectics theory, the present study addressed the question: What discourses interpenetrate to reflect dialectical unity as parents communicate about their child’s adoption? Interviews with 40 parents across 31 visibly adoptive families—families with an obvious lack of biological connection—highlighted four instances of dialectical unity resulting from the following discursive struggles: (a) pride and imperfection; (b) love, constraint, and sacrifice; (c) difference, pride, and enrichment; and (d) legitimacy, expansion, similarity, and difference. Each struggle contains seemingly disparate discourses that, in combination, contribute to how parents discursively make sense of adoption ...


Constructing Family: A Typology Of Voluntary Kin, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Betsy Wackernagel Bach, Leslie A. Baxter, Rebecca DiVerniero, Joshua R. Hammonds, Angela M. Hosek, Erin K. Willer, Bianca M. Wolf 2010 University of Nebraska–Lincoln

Constructing Family: A Typology Of Voluntary Kin, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Betsy Wackernagel Bach, Leslie A. Baxter, Rebecca Diverniero, Joshua R. Hammonds, Angela M. Hosek, Erin K. Willer, Bianca M. Wolf

Papers in Communication Studies

This study explored how participants discursively rendered voluntary kin relationships sensical and legitimate. Interpretive analyses of 110 interviews revealed four main types of voluntary kin: (i) substitute family, (ii) supplemental family, (iii) convenience family, and (iv) extended family. These types were rendered sensical and legitimated by drawing on the discourse of the traditional family. Except for the extended family, three of four voluntary kin family types were justified by an attributed deficit in the blood and legal family. Because voluntary kin relationships are not based on the traditional criteria of association by blood or law, members experience them as potentially ...


Exploring Links Between Well-Being And Interactional Sense-Making In Married Couples’ Jointly Told Stories Of Stress, Jody Koenig Kellas, April R. Trees, Paul Schrodt, Cassandra LeClair-Underberg, Erin K. Willer 2010 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Exploring Links Between Well-Being And Interactional Sense-Making In Married Couples’ Jointly Told Stories Of Stress, Jody Koenig Kellas, April R. Trees, Paul Schrodt, Cassandra Leclair-Underberg, Erin K. Willer

Papers in Communication Studies

Narrative theorizing suggests that narrating stress, difficulty, or trauma can be beneficial for improved mental health, yet extant research tends to consider narrating stress as an individual or psychological construct. However, in close relationships, people often experience shared stressors and jointly tell their shared stories of difficulty to others. Thus, joint storytelling processes likely also relate to individual health. We tested this expectation using a series of actor-partner interdependence models and path analyses in a study that included 68 couples’ video-recorded joint storytelling interactions. Findings primarily indicate relationships between husbands’, wives’, and couples’ storytelling behaviors and husbands’ mental health. Generally ...


Face Needs, Intragroup Status, And Women’S Reactions To Socially Aggressive Face Threats, Erin K. Willer, Jordan Soliz 2010 University of Denver

Face Needs, Intragroup Status, And Women’S Reactions To Socially Aggressive Face Threats, Erin K. Willer, Jordan Soliz

Papers in Communication Studies

Given the potential negative consequences of being a recipient of such behavior, the role of positive face needs, intragroup status, and the face-threatening nature of social aggression in predicting cor-relates of negative affect experienced as a result of being a target of SAFTs, including the face threat of the response, forgiveness, and well-being was investigated. On the basis of the survey responses from 199 college-aged women, findings indicated that targets’ positive face needs and intragroup status are directly and indirectly associated with forgiveness and overall well-being. Implications for these findings in relation to theorizing about face and intragroup identity as ...


Gloria E. Anzaldúa’S Decolonizing Ritual De Conocimiento, Sarah S. Ohmer 2010 CUNY Lehman College

Gloria E. Anzaldúa’S Decolonizing Ritual De Conocimiento, Sarah S. Ohmer

Publications and Research

Gloria E. Anzaldúa’s work makes up one of the many Chican@ works that contribute another history, a history repressed by the national discourses on both sides of the border. Influenced by antecedents of U.S. Hispanic Literature who superposed “official” history with another history, Chicano activists had already enacted a retrieval of pre-conquest histories to revive their people’s historical consciousness. As Saldívar-Hull states in “Mestiza Consciousness and Politics: Gloria Anzaldúa’s Borderlands/ La frontera,” the publication of Borderlands/ La Frontera distinguished itself from the Chicano movement’s as it unveiled the curtain that hid the Aztec goddesses and ...


Vilification In Fox's "24", Shara M. Drew 2010 University of Massachusetts Amherst

Vilification In Fox's "24", Shara M. Drew

Masters Theses 1911 - February 2014

This paper explores vilification in the popular counterterrorism show, Fox’s "24." A critical, in-depth analysis of three prominent antagonists from the show illustrates the different ways in which they are vilified. Each of the three characters is examined to understand which type of villain he or she embodies in "24," which of the show’s moral codes the villain affronts, and how he or she is punished or treated as a result. The analysis considers the broadcast of the show’s first six seasons in relation to neoconservative and Christian Right values that characterized the George W. Bush administration ...


Chinese Culture In Western Shadow: Sichuan Shadow Puppetry, Margaret CHAN 2010 Singapore Management University

Chinese Culture In Western Shadow: Sichuan Shadow Puppetry, Margaret Chan

Research Collection School of Social Sciences

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A Boyfriend To Die For: Edward Cullen As Compensated Psychopath In Stephanie Meyer’S Twilight, Debra Merskin 2009 University of Oregon

A Boyfriend To Die For: Edward Cullen As Compensated Psychopath In Stephanie Meyer’S Twilight, Debra Merskin

Debra Merskin

This article is an analysis of the teen-targeted vampire novel Twilight. The series and related merchandise have been a runaway financial success. Illustrative quotes from Twilight are presented according to Guggenbühl-Craig’s concept of the “compensated psychopath” (CP)—an individual who approaches the psychological extreme of psychopathy but is able to pass for functional in society. The author argues the lead male character Edward Cullen is a CP and that the representation is problematic. The book’s main female character, Bella Swan, becomes completely dependent on Edward, desires him in part because he seems unattainable, and is willing to die ...


Nuevos Modelos De Producción Y Distribución, George Yudice 2009 University of Miami

Nuevos Modelos De Producción Y Distribución, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Implementing Cultural Rights And Diversity Requires Newsworthiness, Citizen Intereest, And Political Will, George Yudice 2009 University of Miami

Implementing Cultural Rights And Diversity Requires Newsworthiness, Citizen Intereest, And Political Will, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Encyclopedia Entries For: "Vegetarian," "Vegan," And "Animal Welfare", Carrie Freeman 2009 Georgia State University

Encyclopedia Entries For: "Vegetarian," "Vegan," And "Animal Welfare", Carrie Freeman

Carrie P Freeman

No abstract provided.


Activist Intellectuals In A Wired World, George Yudice 2009 University of Miami

Activist Intellectuals In A Wired World, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Photojournalism: Historical Dimensions To Contemporary Debates, Bonnie Brennen 2009 Marquette University

Photojournalism: Historical Dimensions To Contemporary Debates, Bonnie Brennen

Bonnie Brennen

No abstract provided.


At The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies: Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom, Ana Garner 2009 Marquette University

At The Intersection Of Jesuit And Feminist Moral Philosophies: Teaching For Social Justice In The Engaged Classroom, Ana Garner

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


The Patriotic Good Mother Of World War Ii: A Study Of A Cultural Ideal, Ana Garner, Karen Slattery 2009 Marquette University

The Patriotic Good Mother Of World War Ii: A Study Of A Cultural Ideal, Ana Garner, Karen Slattery

Ana Garner

No abstract provided.


American Journalism History Reader, Bonnie Brennen, Hanno Hardt 2009 Marquette University

American Journalism History Reader, Bonnie Brennen, Hanno Hardt

Bonnie Brennen

The American Journalism History Reader presents important primary texts—news articles and essays about journalism from all stages of the history of the American press—alongside key works of journalism history and criticism. The volume aims to place journalism history in its theoretical context, to familiarize the reader with essential works of, and about, journalism, and to chart the development of the field.

The reader moves chronologically through American journalism history from the eighteenth-century to the present, combining classic sources and contemporary insights. Each century's section begins with a critical introduction, which establishes the social and political environment in ...


Body Billboards And Brand Colonization: Embodied Corporate Advertising In Postmodern Branding Culture, Brandon Hensley 2009 Millikin University

Body Billboards And Brand Colonization: Embodied Corporate Advertising In Postmodern Branding Culture, Brandon Hensley

Brandon O. Hensley

Body billboard advertising is a phenomenon that has emerged over the past decade. It involves tattooing corporate logos/messages on the flesh in ways that are visible to other people. These ads are "branded" on the bodies of individuals willing to rent out "spaces" to companies that pay to affix a corporate image/message on them. This paper seeks to examine this practice as it relates to a postmodern landscape where culture is mass produced, identity is unstable and subject to corporate domination, and living bodies are commodified in the reification of corporate presence in all facets of society. Body ...


Derechos Culturales, George Yudice 2009 University of Miami

Derechos Culturales, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


Threads Of Intersection And Distinction: Joining An Ongoing Conversation Within Organizational Communication Research, Sarah Feldner, Scott D'Urso 2009 Marquette University

Threads Of Intersection And Distinction: Joining An Ongoing Conversation Within Organizational Communication Research, Sarah Feldner, Scott D'Urso

Sarah Feldner

No abstract provided.


The Central American Caribbean: Rethinking Regional And National Imaginaries, George Yudice 2009 University of Miami

The Central American Caribbean: Rethinking Regional And National Imaginaries, George Yudice

George Yúdice

No abstract provided.


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