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dc.contributor.authorMacdonald, Lindsey Marieen_US
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-09T07:00:59Z
dc.date.available2016-12-09T07:00:59Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-17en_US
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:5712en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73601
dc.description.abstractThis study examines secular mommy bloggers, a group of women who blog about the difficulties of being a nonbeliever parent in a predominantly religious society. In this study, I explore the rhetorical dimensions of four separate blogs by investigating how each mother builds identity within her personal blog and how her sense of identity enables her to construct individual ethos. Furthermore, I illustrate how the individual ethos of each blogger contributes to a group ethos representing the entire secular parenting community. Ultimately, I show how these mothers rhetorically set themselves apart from other nonbeliever/secular groups.en_US
dc.format.mediumETDen_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.subjectAtheismen_US
dc.subjectSecularismen_US
dc.subjectMotherhooden_US
dc.subjectBloggingen_US
dc.subjectFeminist Theoryen_US
dc.titleIdentity, Ethos, and Community: Rhetorical Dimensions of Secular Mommy Blogsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairPowell, Katrina M.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberWarnick, Quinnen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGeorge, Diana L.en_US


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