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“I Matter”: Analyzing Self-Care, Racial Performativity, And Podcasting*, Molly Shilo 2020 Fordham University

“I Matter”: Analyzing Self-Care, Racial Performativity, And Podcasting*, Molly Shilo

Proceedings of the New York State Communication Association

The term “self-care” has recently entered pop culture through women’s magazines, feminist blogs, social media and other digital spaces. While the rhetoric has largely been about white, heterosexual, middle-to-upper class women, many Black feminists have politicized self-care and self-love as a form of resistance against a world that continuously negates their existence and humanity. The contemporary self-care movement has its roots in the Black feminist thought’s love-politics and scholar-activists Audre Lorde, Alice Walker, and Kimberlé Crenshaw. Continuing in this Black feminist tradition, Heben Nigatu and Tracy Clayton create a digital auditory enclave with their podcast Another Round where ...


Ethnic-Racial Socialization Mapping In Ethnic-Racial Minority Populations: Exploring The Efficacy Of An Intervention To Increase Well-Being And Secure Ethnic-Racial Identity, Mackensie Minniear 2020 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Ethnic-Racial Socialization Mapping In Ethnic-Racial Minority Populations: Exploring The Efficacy Of An Intervention To Increase Well-Being And Secure Ethnic-Racial Identity, Mackensie Minniear

Communication Studies Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

In this dissertation, I explore the benefits of developing an intervention entitled ethnic-racial socialization mapping. Previously, researchers have developed the importance of establishing a secure ethnic-racial identity in ethnic-racial minority populations, as it is tied with increased well-being. Additionally, researchers have called for interventions that highlight the role of ethnic-racial socialization in minority populations, as this process is connected with a secure ethnic-racial identity. I answer these calls by reviewing current research, leading to the creation of ethnic-racial socialization mapping as an identity intervention. In chapter 1, I explore how ethnic-racial identity and ethnic-racial socialization has been conceptualized, as well ...


Front Matter, Bryanne Estes 2020 University of Iowa

Front Matter, Bryanne Estes

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Bryanne Estes 2020 University of Iowa

Introduction, Bryanne Estes

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


“Embodying Histories Of Violence: Representations Of Scarred Bodies Of Sri Lankan Tamil Women In Sri Lankan Tamil Diasporic Women’S Writing In English”, Sabreena Niles 2020 University of Iowa

“Embodying Histories Of Violence: Representations Of Scarred Bodies Of Sri Lankan Tamil Women In Sri Lankan Tamil Diasporic Women’S Writing In English”, Sabreena Niles

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

The paper seeks to explore embodied histories of violence through an insightful discussion on the representations of scarred bodies of Sri Lankan Tamil women in Sri Lankan Tamil diasporic women’s writing in English. The study employs a qualitative approach and conducts a content analysis of selected narratives in the primary texts: Shankari Chandran’s Song of the Sun God (2017), V.V. Ganeshananthan’s Love Marriage (2008), and Mary Anne Mohanraj’s Bodies in Motion (2005). The narratives selected for the study are approached as a body of literary work that portrays scarred bodies of Sri Lankan Tamil women ...


"It’S Us:” Mimicry In Jordan Peele’S Us, Harry Olafsen 2020 University of Iowa

"It’S Us:” Mimicry In Jordan Peele’S Us, Harry Olafsen

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


Political Life In The Wake Of The Plantation: Sovereignty, Witnessing, Repair, Lydia Craig 2020 University of Iowa

Political Life In The Wake Of The Plantation: Sovereignty, Witnessing, Repair, Lydia Craig

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


"The Meaning Of Prophets And The Making Of Trolls: 19th-Century Reception Of Charles Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge", Maddison McGann 2020 University of Iowa

"The Meaning Of Prophets And The Making Of Trolls: 19th-Century Reception Of Charles Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge", Maddison Mcgann

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

Comprised of arson, betrayal, murder, abduction, exploitation, rebellion, and bastardry, Charles Dickens’ Barnaby Rudge is all but a boring read. Set during the Gordon Riots of 1780, Dickens’ fifth novel was published in installments beginning in 1841, each week promising a new cast of characters and events having to do with the anti-Catholic uprisings that had taken place nearly 60 years prior. These uprisings, led by Lord George Gordon, had originally begun as orderly protests over Catholics serving in the British Army; however, they quickly evolved into full-scale riots, with crowds of over 50,000 people burning down prisons, churches ...


“The Exquisite Face Of The Other: Intellectual Exile And The Lyric”, Maria Capecchi 2020 University of Iowa

“The Exquisite Face Of The Other: Intellectual Exile And The Lyric”, Maria Capecchi

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

Lyric poetry is a genre constantly being renegotiated and redefined. From the fragmented parchments of Sappho’s ancient sung texts to the “American Lyrics” of Claudia Rankine, part of the thrill of the lyric form is its mutating nature. Solmaz Sharif’s poetry book, Look, is a masterful adaptation of the lyric form. Her poems combine erasure, Department of Defense terms, Wikipedia entries, and references to the Iran-Iraq and US wars of imperialism, collaging experiences of soldiers, immigrants, and citizens on both sides of the United States’ so-called War on Terror. In a world of political extremes, “cancel culture,” and ...


Contributor Bios, 2020 University of Iowa

Contributor Bios

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

No abstract provided.


“Mapping Vietnamese Identities In Tran Anh Hung’S And Tony Bui’S Films: Femininity And Love”, Thi Nhu Trang Nguyen 2020 University of Iowa

“Mapping Vietnamese Identities In Tran Anh Hung’S And Tony Bui’S Films: Femininity And Love”, Thi Nhu Trang Nguyen

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

Many Vietnamese diasporic film directors have presented women as conveyors of Vietnamese culture, with their love symbolizing Vietnamese identity. This identity has been characterized by the virtues of sacrifice, endurance, and cohesion within a patriarchal family. On one hand, their femininity, as well as their female beauty, can be fully realized only when they are viewed through the perspective of a man and connected to his love. This remains true even if female love sometimes becomes overly patient or rebellious. On the other hand, women in diasporic films possess characteristics that resemble the image of a woman in a traditional ...


"Biopolitical Bollywood: Sexual Violence As Cathartic Spectacle In Section 375 And Article 15”, Dr. Swatie 2020 University of Iowa

"Biopolitical Bollywood: Sexual Violence As Cathartic Spectacle In Section 375 And Article 15”, Dr. Swatie

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies

This paper will discuss the representation of sexual violence in two recent mainstream Bollywood films, Section 375 and Article 15, using Laura Mulvey’s argument about the production of visual pleasure. Laura Mulvey states how the male gaze of the camera makes invisible, and produces as reality, the objectification of the woman and the identification of the audience with the male performer. This paper uses these findings to state how the male gaze is used to identify with the male protagonist in both films in order to create an identificatory politics. The films deploy a pathos of familiality: both the ...


Co-Constructing Identity During Stressful Processes: How Identity Is Co-Constructed During Tenure, Brendan Foley 2020 University of Portland

Co-Constructing Identity During Stressful Processes: How Identity Is Co-Constructed During Tenure, Brendan Foley

Communication Studies Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects

This study uses narrative inquiry and semi-structured interviews to discuss the nature of tenure’s influence on identity. The location used for this project was a private institution in the pacific northwest of the United States and follows six professor’s experience gaining tenure, the barriers and boundaries they faced, and how that shaped their identities and relationships. The body of theory that grounds this paper comes from critical/postmodern-paradigm Organizational Communication Theory and Identity Negotiation Theory. This study expands the knowledge of boundary work, uses Identity Negotiation Theory in organizational contexts, and co-construction of identity. The findings indicate that ...


Battling Yellow Fever: An Analysis Of How Fetishized Bodies Manage Identity, Calley Estocapio 2020 University of Portland

Battling Yellow Fever: An Analysis Of How Fetishized Bodies Manage Identity, Calley Estocapio

Communication Studies Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects

This study works to improve the understanding of how identity is managed through power dynamics. More specifically this study aims to observe how fetishized bodies manage identity within Western and patriarchal structures. Through the exploration of defining fetishization, the socialization of Western ideologies through colonization, and the theoretical framework of identity management, this question was explored through analyzing interviews and stories gathered through digital media outlets involving Asian woman interacting in sites and environments where their bodies are systematically fetishized. Two main themes emerged from the research: protecting identity through defense and strengthening identity through offense. An analysis of these ...


Enforcement And Emancipation: Engagement Of Gender In Narratives Of College Students, Sophie Downing 2020 University of Portland

Enforcement And Emancipation: Engagement Of Gender In Narratives Of College Students, Sophie Downing

Communication Studies Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects

Through analyzing the narratives of ten college students, this study sought to find how the language used in narratives describes and engages with gender, and how narratives depict gendered privilege and oppression. Findings include that participants engaged with their gender through describing how their gender has been formed, enforced, and performed, with many also describing ways in which they are reconstructing gender, whether that be through going against expectations or redefining gendered terms. The study affirmed the prevalence of underlying gendered power structures that impact how individuals perceive and perform their gender, but also provides hope in the apparent malleability ...


One-Child Policy Propaganda: An Analysis Of How Chinese Propaganda Depicts And Reconstructs Female Identity, Akemi Alden 2020 University of Portland

One-Child Policy Propaganda: An Analysis Of How Chinese Propaganda Depicts And Reconstructs Female Identity, Akemi Alden

Communication Studies Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects

The following study works to gain a better understanding of the reconstruction of female identity through the communications and depictions in propaganda of China’s one-child policy. With this in mind, a critical discourse analysis was conducted of 22 propaganda ads from the era of the one-child policy. With the communication theory of identity serving as a framework, three themes emerged from this analysis; propaganda depicts a forced identity, responsibility, and gender stereotypes. This research reveals the need for more public images that make less stereotypical generalizations and an understanding that social influences as public as propaganda can affect the ...


Keeping Score: How Heteronormative Language In Professional Sports Shape The Identities Of Student Athletes, Janine Rook 2020 University of Portland

Keeping Score: How Heteronormative Language In Professional Sports Shape The Identities Of Student Athletes, Janine Rook

Communication Studies Undergraduate Publications, Presentations and Projects

The purpose of this study is to explore the toxic trends within the sports community that create a heterosexual environment for student athletes. The theory of cultivation was applied when reviewing different articles of literature relating to identity, sports language, sports media, and the intersection of sexuality and sports. Upon categorizing the data, critical analysis was used. Analysis of findings are further discussed through the themes that emerged: representin’, genderin’, and dominatin’. Interviews with popular athletes, mic’d up games, and articles were used to demonstrate the prevalence of this issue in society and how society has normalized this type ...


I’M Afraid Of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography Of A West Virginia Water Crisis, Luke E. Lassiter, Brian A. Hoey, Elizabeth Campbell 2020 Marshall University

I’M Afraid Of That Water: A Collaborative Ethnography Of A West Virginia Water Crisis, Luke E. Lassiter, Brian A. Hoey, Elizabeth Campbell

Brian A. Hoey, Ph.D.

On January 9, 2014, residents across Charleston, West Virginia, awoke to an unusual licorice smell in the air and a similar taste in the public drinking water. That evening residents were informed the tap water in tens of thousands of homes, hundreds of businesses, and dozens of schools and hospitals—the water made available to as many as 300,000 citizens in a nine-county region—had been contaminated with a chemical used for cleaning crushed coal. This book tells a particular set of stories about that chemical spill and its aftermath, an unfolding water crisis that would lead to months ...


The Coyolxauhqui Process Of A Scholar Unbecoming An Enemy Of Youth: A Performative, Embodied, Self-Decolonizing Story Of Transformation And Hope, Carmen G. Hernández Ojeda 2020 University of Massachusetts Amherst

The Coyolxauhqui Process Of A Scholar Unbecoming An Enemy Of Youth: A Performative, Embodied, Self-Decolonizing Story Of Transformation And Hope, Carmen G. Hernández Ojeda

Doctoral Dissertations

Scholarly work may be used to foster colonizing processes upon people of color whether scholars are aware of it or not. That is the case of the study of youth bullying in the United States, an old issue that, however, became a central social concern in the United States in the late 1990s. Building upon scholars’ framing of youth bullying, a combination of moral panics on youth unfolded, fostering a law-and-order regime in schools that expanded the application of zero-tolerance policies. These policies fed the school-to-prison pipeline that funnels youth into the criminal justice system, a form of internal colonization ...


In Our Own Words: Institutional Betrayals, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt 2020 Linfield College

In Our Own Words: Institutional Betrayals, Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt

Faculty Publications

When Dr. Reshmi Dutt-Ballerstadt, professor of English at Linfield College, asked a large group of underrepresented faculty members why they left their higher education institutions, they told her the real reasons for their departures — those that climate surveys don't capture.

This essay originally appeared as part of Conditionally Accepted, a career advice blog for Inside Higher Ed providing news, information, personal stories, and resources for scholars who are, at best, conditionally accepted in academe. Conditionally Accepted is an anti-racist, pro-feminist, pro-queer, anti-transphobic, anti-fatphobic, anti-ableist, anti-ageist, anti-classist, and anti-xenophobic online community.


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