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dc.contributor.authorMacdonald, Lindsey Marieen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-09T07:00:59Zen
dc.date.available2016-12-09T07:00:59Zen
dc.date.issued2015-06-17en
dc.identifier.othervt_gsexam:5712en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/73601en
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
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen
dc.rightsIn Copyrighten
dc.rights.urihttp://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/en
dc.subjectAtheismen
dc.subjectSecularismen
dc.subjectMotherhooden
dc.subjectBloggingen
dc.subjectFeminist Theoryen
dc.titleIdentity, Ethos, and Community: Rhetorical Dimensions of Secular Mommy Blogsen
dc.typeThesisen
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen
dc.description.degreeMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen
thesis.degree.levelmastersen
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen
dc.contributor.committeechairPowell, Katrina M.en
dc.contributor.committeememberWarnick, Quinnen
dc.contributor.committeememberGeorge, Diana L.en


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