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Spirits in a Material World: Hauntology, Historical Materialism, and Phenomenological Medium Theory
October 1, 2007... 'A masterpiece always moves, by definition, in the manner of a ghost.' (Jacques Derrida [Specters 18]) 'Media always already provide the appearance of specters.' (Friedrich Kittler ) 'The dead haunt the...
Challenges of Adolescent and Young Adult Chinese American Identity Construction: An Application of Problematic Integration Theory
October 1, 2007... Countless writers, scholarly and creative, have explored the truth that our sense of who we are shapes the way we live in the world and vice versa. From childhood to adolescence to young adulthood, we engage in one of the most important developmental tasks in our life--establishing individual...
Cultural Differences in Judgment of Truthful and Deceptive Messages
October 1, 2007... Culture is an important factor to consider when developing communication theories and examining communication processes. Although the communication acts of telling truths and deceiving others might be culture-universal, which types of communication acts are considered as deceptive or truthful...
Constitutive Rhetoric Reconsidered: Constitutive Paradoxes in G. W. Bush's Iraq War Speeches
October 1, 2007... In March 2003, responding to what he perceived to be an urgent need to destroy Saddam Hussein's Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), to unify and democratize the people of Iraq, and to defeat international terrorism, President George W. Bush ordered the military invasion of Iraq, what the White...
The Social Implications of Enjoyment of Different Types of Music, Movies, and Television Programming
October 1, 2007... Researchers have identified a variety of motivations that audience members seek to gratify through mass media materials (e.g., Rubin, 1981, 2002). According to the uses and gratifications research perspective, some of these motivations are ritualized and medium-oriented (Rubin, 2002). A...