Dept. of Communication
This community contains research and publications from the faculty and students of the Department of Communication. The department has several major areas of study, including:
- Communication in cultural contexts
- Communication technologies
- Health communication
- Interpersonal and relational communication
- Media processes and effects
- Organizational and group communication
- Political communication
- Rhetoric and public discourse
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Intrapersonal and interpersonal meaning-making: The process of identity reconstruction after the loss of a spouse (2018-06-12)Mourning the loss of a loved one can be a life-altering experience. Grief survivors are at risk for both physical (e.g., decreased sleep and weight) and psychological (e.g., increased depression and anxiety) changes, and ...
Social support in parent-child relationships during emerging adulthood: examining the effects of mundane support and the support gap phenomenon (2017-07-11)In this dissertation, I aim to expand on the conceptualization of social support in close relationships by proposing and explicating a new type of support – mundane support, which is defined as social support delivered ...
Feminism from the farm: rural and farm women’s authorship and the future of rural America, 1920-1929 (2017-07-11)This dissertation examines the rhetoric of predominantly white U.S. rural and farm women from the 1920s and argues that their public arguments crafted a particular idea of feminism that is both grounded in and enabled by ...
Euphemistic rhetoric in advertising during the Comstock Era: the importance of persona and cultural context in the Lysol case (2017-07-05)From the 1930s to the 1960s, the Lysol douche was the best-selling form of birth control in the U.S.; it was used by women from all socio-economic backgrounds. This dissertation examines the Lysol douche campaign that ran ...
(2017-07-09)This dissertation examines the political economy of China’s Internet industry—a nexus of two dynamic poles of growth—China and the Internet. Specifically, through a case study of Tencent, the dissertation investigates the ...