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Negotiating Matriarchy: The Discourse Of Single Mothers Taking Care Of Their Families On Small Incomes

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Negotiating Matriarchy: The Discourse Of Single Mothers Taking Care Of Their Families On Small Incomes

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dc.contributor.author Redman, Tonya Janiece en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-22T02:41:19Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-22T02:41:19Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-22T02:41:19Z
dc.date.submitted December 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1914 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/727
dc.description.abstract This study used ten in-depth interviews with single mothers on small incomes to analyze for discursive themes. Three theoretical frameworks of Symbolic Interactionism, Presentation of Self and Cognitive Dissonance were used to guide this analysis. The discourse of these mothers found a matriarchal framework with four discursive themes of centrality, solidarity, moral economy, and support. Centrality refers to the way these single mothers position themselves as provider, protector and nurturer. The theme of Solidarity refers to how mothers viewed their relationships with their children. Discursive matriarchy is characterized by a moral economy that emphasizes spending time and paying attention. Support refers to ways that mothers enlist the help of others to provide for their families. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Markham Shaw, Charla en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Communication en_US
dc.title Negotiating Matriarchy: The Discourse Of Single Mothers Taking Care Of Their Families On Small Incomes en_US
dc.type M.A. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Markham Shaw, Charla en_US
dc.degree.department Communication en_US
dc.degree.discipline Communication en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.A. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=1348
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