Dissertations and Theses - Communication
This collection also contains speech and speech communication dissertations and theses from the previous incarnations of the Dept of Communication:
- Dept. of Speech (1947-1959)
- Dept. of Speech and Theatre (1960-1966)
- Dept. of Speech (1967-1977)
- Dept. of Speech Communication (1973-2008)
Dissertations and theses relating to Speech and Hearing Science can be found in https://hdl.handle.net/2142/14809.
(2016-07-25)This dissertation examined four online forums for evidence of organizing in order to evaluate the accuracy of the term "online community" for describing all online interaction spaces. The Four Flows Model (McPhee & Zaug, ...
From scaring to stigma: an examination of stigma's and related constructs' association with EPPM-framed messages and the ethical dilemmas of health communication (2016-09-14)Fear appeals have long been one tool in the communication discipline’s strategy to inform the public about health behaviors and conditions. More specifically, one fear appeal framework, the Extended Parallel Process Model ...
Rediasporizing Bahia: the lived experiences of blackness and the cultural politics of Bahian hip-hop (2016-10-04)This dissertation analyzes how Blacks in Salvador da Bahia are disrupting dominant representations of Afro-diasporic cultures and race in Brazil’s most “African” locale. Cultural representations, tourism groups, and ...
Memories of race: representations of mixed race people in girls' comic magazines in post-occupation Japan (2016-11-30)As the number of mixed race people grows in Japan, anxieties about miscegenation in today's context of intensified globalization continue to increase. Indeed, the multiracial reality has recently gotten attention and led ...
(2016-12-05)This dissertation, comprising an experimental hybrid of a video documentary and this accompanying text, explores the central phenomenon of the experience of immigrant Mexicans to the Midwest and aims to inspire action ...