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dc.contributor.authorLawless, Brandi
dc.date.accessioned2012-08-28T16:34:50Z
dc.date.available2012-08-28T16:34:50Z
dc.date.issued2012-08-28
dc.date.submittedJuly 2012
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1928/21053
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation explores subjectivities, agency, and power relations that emerge in discourses and performances related to one U.S. nonprofit organization attempting to end poverty, referred to as Transforming Poverty Partnerships (TPP). The author analyzes training materials, interview transcripts, and performance texts documented through participant observation. This study reveals a number of discourses in each of the texts, which function to reproduce dominant societal ideologies about individual hard work as a pathway to success, individual responsibility to create change, the normalization of the middle class, and a reinforcement of whiteness. The author takes a praxical approach in using theories from critical intercultural communication, performance studies, and critical pedagogy as a framework for understanding how subject positioning is realized and actualized in this organizational setting, how agency is enabled and constrained, and how texts reveal discourses, which ultimately function to reinforce and/or resist hegemonic systems of oppression. This framework and analysis leads to several recommendations for this nonprofit, with implications for similar organizations.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.subjectPovertyen_US
dc.subjectAgencyen_US
dc.subjectCritical Discourse Analysisen_US
dc.subjectIdeologyen_US
dc.subjectEmbodieden_US
dc.subject.lcshCritical discourse analysis
dc.subject.lcshIntercultural communication
dc.subject.lcshNonprofit organizations -- Case studies
dc.subject.lcshClassism -- Case studies
dc.titleEnding Poverty? Critical Interrogations of Class Subjectivities, Agency, and Ideologies in Discursive and Embodied Texts From a U.S. Nonprofiten_US
dc.typeDissertationen_US
dc.description.degreeCommunicationen_US
dc.description.levelDoctoralen_US
dc.description.departmentUniversity of New Mexico. Dept. of Communication and Journalismen_US
dc.description.advisorCollier, Mary Jane
dc.description.committee-memberCramer, Janet
dc.description.committee-memberMilstein, Tema
dc.description.committee-memberHerrera, Brian


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