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Hoynes, William

Covering Islam: National Trauma and The Politics of the Imagination

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2015-January-01
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My thesis scrutinizes the U.S. media construction of the events of September 11, 2001 as "national trauma," and the way in which this framing of the attacks has allowed '9/11' to invoke a visceral imagination of the deterministic relationship between...

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Diversity in American advertising: a case study of Coca-Cola advertisements and their role in homogenizing the diversity movement

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2017-January-01
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Through a historical study of advertising, this project aims to show how the idea of "diversity" is used by corporations to benefit the dominant hegemonic, and ultimately attempt to homogenize the diverse populations that they supposedly are highlighting. Analyzing the...

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Embedded in Iraq: The Evolving Relationship Between the US State and the News Media during Periods of Conflict in post-9/11 America

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2014-January-01
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My thesis is an exploration of the evolving relationship between the US State and the news media in periods of conflict, ranging from World War I to the War in Iraq, and how this relationship culminated in the practice of...

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From Alternative to Integrative: An Exploration of Acupuncture Within the Western Medical Paradigm

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2014-January-01
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I argue that our current health care system—which is based in Western medicine—is inadequate, not only because it is costly, but because it is failing to keep individuals healthy. I posit that this is due to a number of factors...

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Infotainment: the pressure of ratings and their dangers for democracy in cable news

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2016-January-01
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In this thesis I argue that through the necessity to generate a profit, cable news organizations focus on attracting the most viewers so that they can then charge more for advertising and in turn make more money. This symbiotic relationship...

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