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Greenwood, Dara N.

Can You Hear Us? A Content Analysis of Queer Representation in Audio Dramas

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2021-January-01
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In this thesis, I analyze queer representation in seven popular audio drama podcasts. By studying examples of implicit and explicit mentions of sexuality and gender identity, queerness as an integral plot point, and general discussions of sexuality, along with fan...

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Creating the Autistic Perspective Via the Comic Book Genre

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2021-January-01
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My senior project, "Glitch," uses the comic's medium to provide insight into the subjective side of someone with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The diagnosis is typically classified as a neurological disorder where the individual may feel over/under-stimulated, perform strict routines...

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Digital advertising regulation and issues of internet privacy

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2016-January-01
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The amalgamation of the real and digital worlds has forced us to critically consider our evolving relationship with technology. My thesis aims to examine practices of digital advertising and the effects they have on Internet users' privacy and anonymity. I...

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Everyone's a Critic: An Exploration of Yelp.com and Food Media

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2014-January-01
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Everyone today seems to be a critic. As our online and offline lives become increasingly intertwined, we have never had so many sites that depend upon consumer opinion-making for content. User-generated media satisfies the needs of certain consumers, but consumers...

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The Objects of Our Affection: Objectification, Sexualization and Commodification of the Korean Pop Culture Industry and Fandom

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2014-January-01
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K-Pop with its flashy 'bubble gum pop' aesthetic has developed into a major cultural product and dominating industry in the past decade. In the growing market, idol celebrities have started to emerge as manufactured products that market the fantasy of...

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Transgression and containment: transhistorical themes and tropes within televised American women's stand-up comedy

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2017-January-01
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Joan Rivers. Elayne Boosler. Roseanne Barr. Janeane Garofalo. Amy Schumer. What do these commedians–whose careers span seven decades–have in common? Starting in the 1950s and ending in contemporary times, we see that there are transhistorical trends–including self-deprecation, navigating one's anger...

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Your Best American Girl: Asian American Sexual Literacies in Family, Schooling, & Media

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2021-January-01
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This dual thesis utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to examine Asian American sexual literacies in the distinct areas of family, schooling, and media using Critical Discourse Analysis to consider the role of power in knowledge and panopticism in normative sexual behaviors...

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Your Best American Girl: Asian American Sexual Literacies in Family, Schooling, & Media

Publication Date
2021-January-01
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Authors
Department or Program
Abstract

This dual thesis utilizes an interdisciplinary approach to examine Asian American sexual literacies in the distinct areas of family, schooling, and media using Critical Discourse Analysis to consider the role of power in knowledge and panopticism in normative sexual behaviors...

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