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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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 ...
Women speaking in and for institutions: a rhetorical history of the politics of respectability in Black Chicago, 1919 - 1939 (2017-06-23)Institutions have been vital to the survival and uplift of Black communities. To that end, this dissertation analyzes how Black women -- as economic agents and women of faith -- used rhetoric within institutions to advocate ...