Department of Communication
Master of Arts in Communication
During the 2004 election cycle, online communication technologies emerged as a legitimate influence on political participation and strategy. Weblogs (blogs) played a pivotal role in the Internet's unprecedented sway. This research combined Burke's (1969) dramatism with Campbell's (1989) feminine style to describe and critique three women's political blogs. The pentad highlighted an argument derived from each blogger's master narrative, while feminine style analysis revealed subtle differences among the women's persuasive tactics.
York, Misty, "Dramatism, Feminine Style and Women's Weblogs: Women Speaking in the E-Public" (2005). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 437.