Jimmie Manning

Jimmie Manning
University of Nevada, Reno | UNR · Department of Communication Studies

Ph.D., Communication Studies (Interpersonal Communication and Cultural Studies)

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February 2019 - March 2020
University of Nevada, Reno
Position
  • Chair
Description
  • Teaching line: Interpersonal Communication Studies
July 2012 - January 2019
Northern Illinois University
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Teaching line: Communication Theory
August 2006 - September 2012
Northern Kentucky University
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  • Professor (Associate)
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  • Teaching line: Graduate Studies
Education
August 2003 - May 2005
University of Kansas
Field of study
  • Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Social Control of Sexuality)
July 2003 - July 2006
University of Kansas
Field of study
  • Communication Studies (Interpersonal Communication and Rhetoric/Cultural Studies)
July 2001 - July 2003
University of Kansas
Field of study
  • Communication Studies (Organizational Communication and Media/Public Communication)

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Publications (105)
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This accessible book explores and demonstrates methodological tools used to guide qualitative relationships research, especially studies of interpersonal communication. Researching Interpersonal Relationships introduces both classic and cutting-edge methodological approaches for qualitative inquiry and analysis, including opening chapters with acce...
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The author argues interpersonal communication scholars should continue to expand inquiry into how relationships, identities, and tasks are in the communication (‘‘constituted by it’’) rather than simply continuing our current dominant focus on the communication in the relationships or between two or more people (‘‘containing it’’). To do so, he off...
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Genders and sexualities continue to remain underexplored in the field of communication studies and the academy in general. This essay examines possibilities for incorporating queer perspectives into communication studies. At the invitation of the Journal of Applied Communication Research editor, 9 communication scholars who use queer theory or quee...
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To offer a clearer consideration of how foundational interpersonal communication texts represent race and ethnicity, in this article I present the results of a close analysis of 17 current textbooks related to interpersonal communication.
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A critical turn is currently taking place in interpersonal and family communication (IFC) studies, thereby reorienting the predominantly post-positivist, rationalist, and individualist sensibilities that have long characterized the sub-field. However, questions remain about what counts – or not – as critical interpersonal and family communication (...
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This essay reflects on the recent critical turns within interpersonal and family communication studies (IFC) and the advances of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access in the larger field of communication studies. The authors use a tool metaphor to argue the importance of studying IFC from a range of methodological approaches—including interpreti...
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En este artículo se presenta una revisión de la comunicación científica sobre sexo producida en las últimas dos décadas (2000-2020). El análisis tipológico de la bibliografía revela 11 áreas temáticas principales de investigación sobre comunicación sexual interpersonal. Seis de estas áreas están orientadas a las relaciones naturales: flirteo e inic...
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This article features a review of communication scholarship about sex from the past two decades (2000-2020). A typographic analysis of relevant research reveals 11 primary topic areas related to how interpersonal sexual communication is commonly researched in communication studies. Six of these topic areas are relationship-oriented in nature: flirt...
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Interpersonal communication involves interaction between two or more people, usually with a direct connection and with some sort of relationship being assumed. This entry provides an overview of interpersonal communication, including the history of its study, its relationship with media studies (both traditional and new), and theoretical approaches...
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This chapter advances a Communication as Constitutive of Relationships (CCR) perspective that includes a relational-identity model and a 4-flows model.
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Sexting refers to using a mobile phone to send someone sexually explicit messages or images. According to participants in a frequently cited research study, sexting involves the willing interactive exchange of erotic messages, and most research on the psychological effects of sexting focuses on willing interactions. News media accounts of sexting,...
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This study uses data from 30 interviews to examine ghosting, “a process in which one relational partner abruptly ends communication, typically early in the relationship” (Buchanan, Manning, & Denker, 2019). Past research suggests ghosting is an often-hurtful, anxiety-laden form of relational dissolution that frequently involves computer-mediated co...
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After a review of social penetration theory concepts and research, an empirical study is presented that questions how well the theory applies to lesbian, gay, and bisexual people -- especially as they come out to others. Discussion includes questions about the heteronormative nature of interpersonal communication theory and how other theories in th...
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Sexual harassment remains a persistent workplace problem. The 2017 #Metoo movement and what-have-come-to-be routine news stories about sexual hostility, sexual assault, and sexual harassment in American organizations have opened wounds and reinvigorated public commentary. Although the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission sets forth guidelines fo...
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As part of the tradition of outgoing Central States Communication Association Presidents and Executive Directors providing a spotlight column in Communication Studies, I focus on the practical value of academic conferences for the development of knowledge, enhancement of teaching and mentoring practices, and as an outlet for learning about and doin...
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Previous research assumes that people communicate consent “in the bedroom” or other private settings and immediately prior to sexual activity. The research presented in this study challenges that notion, examining consent as it was interpreted by 30 heterosexual college students during in-depth interviews. Our findings suggest that men often read c...
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Despite decades of activism, resistance, and education, both feminists and gender rebels continue to experience personal, political, institutional, and cultural resistance to rights, recognition, and respect. In the face of these inequalities and disparities, Transgressing Feminist Theory and Discourse seeks to engage with, and disrupt the long-sta...
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This study draws from 98 participant interviews to develop an empirical definition of family favoritism. Results indicate that study participants understand favoritism as a consistent, sometimes situational parental demonstration of preferential treatment toward a particular child, especially in consideration of attention, resources, and affection....
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In this chapter, we explore how online interaction has the potential to provide both education and potential relationships for those interested in polyamory. Specifically, the chapter addresses three particular aspects of how polyamory might be experienced online. First, polyamory is often confused with other similar and not-so-similar ideas relate...
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In vivo coding is a form of qualitative data analysis that places emphasis on the actual spoken words of the participants. This form of coding can be especially helpful when researchers interact with participants from a particular culture or microculture to help highlight how those participants use specific words or phrases in their interactions th...
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Based on social demands for involvement and adaptability that are required to be a good father in contemporary United States culture, this study explored young adults’ perceptions of paternal support and how it changed after they transitioned to college. Thirty-seven college students were interviewed. Taxonomic analysis led to seven types of patern...
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This essay examines the policing of sexual bodies via interactive online technologies. We draw from scholarly discourses regarding surveillance, queer theory, and affect to construct what we call interpersonal panopticism. Interpersonal panopticism serves as a theoretical account of the fluid nature of watching and being watched in relationships, e...
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Communication Perspectives on Popular Culture brings together communication experts with diverse backgrounds, from interpersonal communication, business and organizational communication, mass communication, media studies, narrative, rhetoric, gender studies, autoethnography, popular culture studies, and journalism. The contributors tackle such topi...
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This research draws from multiadic interview data with 13 purity-pledge families to explore parental roles in sex education. The use of values coding reveals that participants present their beliefs in three ways: as research-oriented facts about sex and sexuality; as common-sense logic; and as informed by personal lived experience. These beliefs ar...
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This chapter examines sexual harassment. Ignored until the 1970s, sexual harassment continues to be a problem in many workplaces. To help identify what constitutes sexual harassment and to help prevent sexual harassment from occurring, two common types of sexual harassment are explored. These are quid pro quo and hostile work environment sexual har...
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For several decades, researchers across many disciplines have developed a large body of research exploring the topic of coming out. This research has provided many insights about what it means for gay, lesbian, and bisexual people to acknowledge their sexualities and to share their sexual identities with others. As helpful as this research has been...
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In an effort to encourage meaningful reflection and communication about sex, we have turned to top scholars across many disciplines to compile research about the most salient issues regarding communication about sex. We asked these experts to write in a way that still advances scholarly ideas about sexuality and communication—thus making a contribu...
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Queer theory, despite its name, does not involve a singular theoretical view or a set of propositions related to gender and sexuality. Rather, it is a collective term that engages multiple, and sometimes conflicting, viewpoints about sex, gender, and sexuality. Queer theory, much like the word queer itself, is an often-contested term that is used i...
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Research has documented the disheartening severity and variety of health disparities experienced by people who identify as transgender. These disparities include decreased physical and mental health, enduring problems with patient acceptance or even safety and difficulties with access to medical treatment and care. Although these disparities contin...
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This article describes how autoethnography, a research method that uses—and even foregrounds—personal experience, can be used as a method for studying families. We first define autoethnography, describe orientations to autoethnographic research, and review research that has used autoethnography as a method for studying families. Although autoethnog...
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This chapter includes classroom materials ranging from detailed lecture notes to assignments and activities to complete syllabuses that can be adopted for personal use.
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This essay reviews interpretive approaches to dyadic analysis using qualitative data. After reviewing classic approaches to dyadic analysis of qualitative data, we explore some of the benefits these classic approaches offer family communication studies. We then look to three new approaches to dyadic analysis—multiadic analysis, affective analysis,...
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What does it mean to " do " feminist interpersonal communication research? Interpersonal communication studies hold great potential for practical insights into how relationships are (en)gendered, informed (and even constituted) by patriarchal histories, and subject to cultural and institutional inequalities based on the identities of those in (or n...
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A review of the book (Re)presentations and Dialogue, edited by François Cooren and Alain Létourneau. Amsterdam and Philadelphia, PA: John Benjamins, 2012; xv + 348 pp., US$149.00 (hbk).
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It is not unusual for people to turn to online resources when they have health concerns. Two common resources for seeking health information are websites dedicated to health issues and online support forums where people talk about health-related issues. Research shows that, in many ways, online health sources provide good information that helps peo...
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Alcoholism is a disease that has a detrimental effect on the physical and mental health of both the alcoholic individual and his or her family members, especially those who live with the alcoholic. This case offers vignettes from the author's life to illustrate how his family coped and continues to cope with alcoholism. Examining this communication...
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I examine laugh track use in two highly popular television programs, Will & Grace and Roseanne, to consider how the construction of what is or is not supposed to be funny has rhetorical implications for queer identities and relationships. These texts were selected not only for their abundance of queer characters—Will & Grace focused on a gay man/st...
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This second edition of Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch: Thinking About Television’s Mad Men explores the attributes of the AMC series that allow it to be such a popular and vital contribution to contemporary cultural discourse. Set in the 1960s in New York, the Emmy and Peabody-winning series follows the competitive, seductive, and oftentim...
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We begin this essay by defining autoethnography, paying special attention to the various orientations of autoethnographic research. We then review popular culture research that has used autoethnography as a method of inquiry before identifying key strengths of autoethnography. As those strengths reflect, autoethnography is a valid, viable, and vita...
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In this essay, I take up some of the pervasive themes that tend to accompany relating with people online, especially relationships that happen online with people we do not previously know. Specifically, I use the popular MTV series Catfish as both a laminated text to be analyzed as well exploring it as a centripetal force that draws in and incorpor...
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Queer theory, seldom used to critique heterosexuality, is used to examine discursive themes from interviews with 13 families who enacted purity pledges. Thematic analysis, values coding, and emotion coding reveal four salient themes: parents should want the best for their children; sex is terrifying; sex is a beautiful gift; and girls have no sexua...
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This study explores connections between popular culture and family interaction. Multiadic interview data were collected from families who enacted purity pledges. Using contrapuntal analysis, results indicate how competing familial discourses about popular culture serve as both centrifugal and centripetal forces. Fathers rejected many sexual values...
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This essay features typographic analysis of 258 coming-out nar-ratives from 130 diverse lesbian, gay, or bisexual participants. Two typologies of coming-out conversations, one exploring pos-itive communicative behaviors and another exploring negative, are offered. Positive behaviors for all members of the conver-sation include open communication ch...
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Qualitative research continues to have a larger presence in the interdisciplinary field of relationship studies. This essay presents the basic tenets of interpretive theory, the basis for many qualitative relationship studies, as well as four revelations that can occur from examining data through a qualitative lens. It also introduces the essays in...
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A review of Justin J. Lehmiller's The Psychology of Human Sexuality.
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This study examines 258 narratives from 130 individuals to develop a typology of lesbian, gay, or bisexual (LGB) coming out conversations. After exploring current strengths and limitations of coming out models and establishing the need for examining coming out conversations, data are analyzed to create a typology of seven common ways coming out con...
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This essay proposes a holistic communicology of sexuality inclusive of connections between sex, relationships, and health. Noting the rarity of research studies about sexuality in the communication discipline, two approaches to research that have gained traction are explored: medical and critical approaches. An argument is then made for the importa...
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Overview of online antibullying campaigns.
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A definition of social media as well as an overview of common types.
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An overview of how people adopt social media.
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This manuscript compares presentational rhetorics in online personal advertisements to articulated rhetorics generated through interviewing sessions to understand rhetorics of online dating. Online self-presentation literature is reviewed and an argument for a rhetorical-epistemological approach to studies of online dating is presented. 30 online d...
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The author argues for more studies of sexuality in interpersonal communication studies. In addition to explaining interpretive theory and qualitative research methods, two sample studies are provided: one exploring sexting, the other exploring purity pledges made in families. Each study develops a new research method, participant definitional analy...
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Primer for developing a typology using qualitative data; available at https://professor.wiley.com/CGI-BIN/JSMPROXY?DOCUMENTDIRECTORDEV+DOCUMENTID&140519202X+DOCUMENTSUBID&1+PRFVALNAME&lessonplan/Chapter_6_Lesson_Plan_Outline.doc
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Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch: Thinking About Television’s Mad Men explores the attributes of the AMC series that allow it to be such a popular and vital contribution to contemporary cultural discourse. Set in the 1960s in New York, the Emmy and Peabody-winning series Mad Men follows the competitive, seductive, and oftentimes ruthless liv...
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The author reflects on how he places his father into the character of Don Draper, especially in consideration of Don's and his father's alcoholism.
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Introduces the book Lucky Strikes and a Three Martini Lunch: Thinking about Television's Mad Men. Details the acclaim, controversies, and academic discussions about the program to date.
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As evidenced by the continued success of reality television programs centered upon the topic, representations of single men in search of romantic relationships continue to thrive as a part of American popular culture. Since the late 1990s, reality-oriented dating shows such as The Bachelor, Boy Meets Boy, and The Flavor of Love have kept struggling...
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Offers a brief overview of gendered behavior in chatrooms.
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On overview of the dark side of interpersonal communication and surveillance behaviors online.
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An overview of the idea of sexual orientation.
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An overview of how parents tend to talk about sex and sexuality with their children.
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The author explores how research can be life-changing for participants because they reflect upon their lives. Multiadic analysis of couple interviews is used to demonstrate how research can benefit relationships.
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The introduction to the book Case Studies in Communication about Sex. Explores the need for sex education and personal sexual literacy.
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This case study explores how different people have different ways of interpreting what the phrase "had sex" means.
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This textbook is a compilation of communication case studies that identify the most salient issues regarding communication about sex in relationships. The text provides a basis for developing tangible communication skills, clearer understandings of how interpersonal concepts and theories play into practice, and an examination of ideas not often con...
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It is not uncommon to hear individuals discussing someone else's romantic relationship-offering advice, praise, and sometimes even critiques. These social interjections, regardless of whether they are supportive or critical, tend to continue throughout the duration of most relationships. Friends, family members, and even complete strangers will mak...
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A fictive exploration of the confusions regarding sexual harassment in the workplace.
Conference Paper
Ta, D. N., Prigge, J., Rechtin, L., Rodamer, J., Rodamer, K., Smith, R., & Manning, J. (2009, April). Connecting the building blocks of the discipline: The ten most important theories, theorists, articles, and full-length books in the communication discipline. Panel session presented at the meeting of the Central States Communication Association, S...
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Online dating, or the initiation and development of romantic relationships by means of the Internet, has received a fair amount of criticism and negative representation via news outlets, fictive entertainment, and social discourse. Nonetheless, the practice continues to grow as individuals continue to declare satisfaction with the sites and more on...
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The essay provides an overview of queer theory and details the need for studies that combine interpersonal relationships, politics, and academic understandings.
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Heterosexuality is largely defined as attraction to the opposite sex, although the most rigid definitions of the word demand an attraction to the opposite gender as well. This entry explores in-depth some of the latest understandings about what heterosexuality is.
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The introduction to The Future of Relationships, a special issue of the Kentucky Journal of Communication.
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An overview about how language is socially constructed in relation to gender. (encyclopedia entry)
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Using data generated by qualitative interviews with fans, the author develops a theory of symbolic boasting that examines how people place themselves into symbols in order to take on positive qualities while discarding or ignoring attributes that are undesirable. In the case of Grey's Anatomy, that often means identifying with the sexy, assertive,...
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What name is given to scholarship that draws on multiple disciplines – is it cross-disciplinary, multidisciplinary, trans-disciplinary, inter-disciplinary? These competing terms have created a sense of confusion and even controversy over the value and politics of such work, particularly in studies of sex, gender, and sexuality. This article reports...
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An overview of mixed-orientation marriage research.
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An examination of how queer life and culture has emerged and been sustained in the Midwestern United States.
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Documentary short explores the lives of the citizens of Moss Point, Mississippi after facing Hurricane Katrina in 2005.
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Through our analysis, we seek to understand the tensions between those who are attempting to make meaning in regards to the works of Judy Blume, particularly unpacking public discourses speculating how children are interacting with her works. In order to provide a beginning exploration of these tensions, ethnographic document analysis of online mes...
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Paper explores the Pepsi "Like a Prayer" scandal and asserts that through the American Family Association's attack on Pepsi, both the AFA and Pepsi saw benefit as well as Madonna. Implications for image repair are discussed.
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An overview of the political career of Al Franken.
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An overview of Personal Influence.

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As I continue to work on developing an identity theory of my own, I'm quickly realizing how many theories about identity or specific identity theories there are across different academic disciplines. It has been fascinating, and I'm eager to learn more. What identity theories you believe to be useful, interesting, or important? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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I know one way to deal with this data is to run all of the data (e.g., every participant's answers) and then to run it again taking out suspicious completions (e.g., unusually fast completion times or surveys that have all the same answers) to compare results and make a justification from there. Bit I would like to have literature to both understand the choices I make and to justify them in research manuscripts. I've looked for answers, but I'm finding most survey methods handbooks or guides do not cover this topic. 
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In conducting a literature review that explores active learning, I am finding many competing and widely-varying definitions. Moreover, I am finding there is little research on the advantages of active learning or its effectiveness. I'm curious to know how those in higher education personally define active learning and what advantages they see in their classrooms.

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