Becoming a media activist : linking culture, identity, and web design

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dc.contributor.advisor Staiger, Janet
dc.creator Fineman, Elissa Arra
dc.date.accessioned 2012-07-30T16:47:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-07-30T16:47:32Z
dc.date.created 2011-12
dc.date.issued 2012-07-30
dc.date.submitted December 2011
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4893
dc.description.abstract This dissertation explored two facets of media activism. It used a Life History research methodology to understand how someone becomes a media activist, and it employed a textual analysis to explain the visual interface choices made by a media activist on the Internet. Throughout, the study is informed by theories of social identity, authorship, visual culture, and agency. The results that emerged offer insight into four areas of media studies: digital resistance, media education, digital aesthetics, and the use of social psychology to understand new media production.
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso eng
dc.subject Web design
dc.subject Feminism
dc.subject Marginalized groups
dc.subject Activism
dc.subject Aesthetics
dc.subject Internet
dc.subject Identity
dc.subject Social psychology
dc.title Becoming a media activist : linking culture, identity, and web design
dc.date.updated 2012-07-30T16:47:51Z
dc.identifier.slug 2152/ETD-UT-2011-12-4893
dc.contributor.committeeMember Christ, Bill
dc.contributor.committeeMember Kearney, Mary
dc.contributor.committeeMember Stone, Alluquere
dc.contributor.committeeMember Straubhaar, Joseph
dc.description.department Radio-Television-Film
dc.type.genre thesis
dc.type.material text
thesis.degree.department Radio-Television-Film
thesis.degree.discipline Radio-Television-Film
thesis.degree.grantor University of Texas at Austin
thesis.degree.level Doctoral
thesis.degree.name Doctor of Philosophy

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