This collection represents a sample of faculty work from the Department of Communication Studies. Communication Studies examines the human, social, political, institutional, and mediated dimensions of human communication practices and processes in addition to how these communication practices and processes construct and reconstruct meanings, enable and constrain social interaction, and interact with institutional structures and cultural, historical, and political forces.

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Submissions from 2014

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Digital Scholarship and the Tenure and Promotion Process, Kristine Bartanen

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The I’s, We’s, And She/he’s Of Breakups: Public And Private Pronoun Usage In Relationship Dissolution Accounts, Kate Blackburn, Nicholas P. Brody, and Leah Lefebvre

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Navigating romantic relationships on Facebook: extending the relational dissolution model to social networking environments, Nicholas Brody, Leah LeFebvre, and Kate Blackburn

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Intentions to hide and unfriend Facebook connections based on perceptions of sender attractiveness and status updates, Nicholas Brody and Jorge Peña

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Postcolonial Rhetorics of Violence, Derek Buescher

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The Moore's Ford Lynching Reenactment: Affective Memory And Race Trauma, A. Susan Owen and Peter Ehrenhaus

Submissions from 2013

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A dimensional approach to characterizing on-again/off-again dating relationships, Nicholas Brody, René M. Dailey, Borae Jin, and Andrea A. McCracken

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Absence—and Mediated Communication—Makes the Heart Grow Fonder: Clarifying the Predictors of Satisfaction and Commitment in Long-Distance Friendships, Nicholas P. Brody

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Charting changes in commitment: Trajectories of on-again/off-again relationships, Nick Brody, René M. Dailey, Leah LeFebvre, and Brittani Crook

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Face threatening messages and attraction in social networking sites: Reconciling strategic self-presentation with negative online perceptions, Nick Brody and Jorge Pen?a

Submissions from 2012

Understanding Services for Minority Homeless Families, Renee Houston and Carolyn Weisz

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Lysander Spooner’s The Unconstitutionality of Slavery: A Case Study in Constitutional Hermeneutics, Ethical Argument, and Practical Reason, James Jasinski

Submissions from 2011

Visualizing Heretical Argument: The Incongruent Imagery of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, Derek Buescher

Visualizing Heretical Argument: The Incongruent Imagery Of Pfc. Jessica Lynch, Derek Buescher and Kent Ono

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The more things change, the more they stay the same: The role of ICTs in work and family connections, Renee Houston and P. Edley

City of Tacoma Housing First, Renee Houston and Carolyn Weisz

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Expertise, Criticism and Holocaust Memory in Cinema, A. Susan Owen

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Review Essay: Looking at Lynching: Spectacle, Resistance and Contemporary Transformations, A. Susan Owen, Cara A. Finnegan, and Peter Ehrenhaus

Submissions from 2010

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Constructing Family: A Typology Of Voluntary Kin, Dawn O. Braithwaite, Betsy Wackernagel Bach, Leslie A. Baxter, Rebecca Diverniero, Joshua R. Hammonds, Angela M. Hosek, Erin K. Willer, and Bianca M. Wolf

Instructor’s Resource Manual for Communicating: A Social, Career and Cultural Focus, Nicholas Brody

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Socially mediated authenticity, Nicholas Brody, Dawn R. Gilpin, and Edward T. Palazzolo

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Educational Convergences: The Potential Relationship Between Parliamentary and Policy Debate Communities, Derek Buescher

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Educational Convergences: The Potential Relationships Between Parliamentary and Policy Debate Communities, Derek Buescher

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Evidentiary Ethos: Critical Inquiry and the Limitations of the ‘Universal Audience’ in Parliamentary Debate, Derek Buescher

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Status of Standards of Tenure and Promotion in Debate, Derek Buescher, Robin Rowland, and Jarrod Atchison

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Parental Rule Socialization For Preventive Health And Adolescent Rule Compliance, Carma L. Bylund, Leslie A. Baxter, Rebecca S. Imes, and Bianca M. Wolf

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Exemplifying Collaborative Autoethnographic Practice via Shared Stories of Mothering, Renee Houston, Patricia Geist-Martin, Lisa Gates, Liesbeth Wiering, Erika Kirby, Anne Lilly, and Juan Moreno

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Analyzing Constitutive Rhetorics: The Virginia and Kentucky Resolutions and the "Principles of ‘98", James Jasinski and Jennifer Mercieca

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Communities of Memory, Entanglements, and Claims of the Past on the Present: Reading Race Trauma through The Green Mile, A. Susan Owen and Peter Ehrenhaus

Submissions from 2009

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lts gt 2gthr l8r: Text messaging as a relational maintenance tool, Nicholas Brody, Charee M. Mooney, Stacy A. Westerman, and Patrick G. McDonald

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A Framework for Conceptualizing Technology in Development, Renee Houston

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Being homeless and gay or lesbian is a difficult combination: An invisible population, Renee Houston

City of Tacoma housing first case management survey, Renee Houston and Carolyn Weisz

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Time, Space, and Generic Reconstitution: Martin Luther King’s ‘A Time to Break Silence’ as Radical Jeremiad, James Jasinski and John Murphy

Emmett Till And The Mississippi Press, A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 2008

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Review of: The Character of Justice: Rhetoric, Law, and Politics in the Supreme Court Nomination Process by Trevor Parry-Giles, James Jasinski

The Character Of Justice: Rhetoric, Law, And Politics In The Supreme Court Nomination Process, James Jasinski

Salute To Women Studies' Foremothers, A. Susan Owen, E. Ann Neel, and Carrie Washburn

Informational Reception Apprehension-information Technology, Faculty Technology Use, And Faculty Training, Raymond Preiss, Renée Houston, and Barbara Gayle

Submissions from 2007

The Content Of Citizenship, Derek Buescher and Kent Ono

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Consituting Antebellum African Identity: Resistance, Violence, and Masculinity in Henry Highland Garnet's (1843) 'Address to the Slaves', James Jasinski

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Constituting Antebellum African American Identity: Resistance, Violence, And Masculinity In Henry Highland Garnet's (1843) 'address To The Slaves.', James Jasinski

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Bad Girls: Culture Politics and Media Representations of Transgressive Women, A. Susan Owen, Sarah R. Stein, and Leah R. Vande Berg

Submissions from 2006

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Review of: the lyceum and public culture in the nineteenth-century united states by Angela G. Ray's, James Jasinski

The Lyceum And Public Culture In The Nineteenth-century United States, James Jasinski

Forum: Musings On The Place And Possibility Of A Moral Voice In The Academy, A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 2005

Chapter 13: Revealing The Wizard Behind The Curtain The Conversation Continues, Deborah L. Flick, Renée Houston, and Diane M. Martin

Submissions from 2004

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Race Lynching And Christian Evangelicalism: Performances Of Faith, Peter Ehrenhaus and A. Susan Owen

Picturing Poverty: Print Culture And Fsa Photographs (book), A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 2003

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What Does Rhetorical Theory Do? And Is That A Stupid Question?, Gerard Hauser, Rosa Eberly, Meredith A. Cargill, Erik Doxtader, Carlnita P. Greene, Marouf Hasian Jr., James Jasinski, William Keith, Lenore Langsdorf, Kathryn Northcut, Michael Phillips, Anne Pym, and Philippe-joseph Salazar

In The Mask Of Thin Air: Intragroup And Intergroup Communication During The Mt. Everest Disaster, Renée Houston

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Technology And Context Within Research On International Development Programs: Positioning An Integrationist Perspective, Renée Houston and Michele H. Jackson

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Idioms of Prudence in Three Antebellum Controversies: Revolution, Constitution, and Slavery, James Jasinski

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Disciplining 'sextext': Queers, Fears, And Communication Studies, A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 2002

Eloquence Is Power: Oratory And Performance In Early America, James Jasinski

Puritans/puritanism As Ideograph, James Jasinski

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Review of: eloquence is power: Oratory and Performance in Early America by Sandra Gustafson, James Jasinski

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Book Reviews, James Jasinski, Richard Vatz, Lee Weinberg, Catherine Langford, Kent Ono, and Christina Morus

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Memory, War And American Identity: Saving Private Ryan As Cinematic Jeremiad, A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 2001

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Sourcebook on Rhetoric: Key Concepts in Contemporary Rhetorical Studies, James Jasinski

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The Status of Theory and Method in Rhetorical Criticism, James Jasinski

Submissions from 2000

American Declarations: Rebellion And Repentance In American History/constructing American Lives: Biography And Culture In Nineteenth-century America/playing Indian, James Jasinski

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Constructing American Identity/Identities, James Jasinski

The Rhetorical Career Of Cesar Chavez, A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 1999

Self-organizing Systems Theory: Historical Challenges To New Sciences, Renée Houston

Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Vampires, Postmodernity, And Postfeminism, A. Susan Owen

The Great War As Civil War: Rhetorics Of Memory In Gone With The Wind, A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 1998

The Place Of The Forensics Program In The Liberal Arts College Of The Twenty-first Century: An Essay In Honor Of Larry E. Norton, Kristine M. Bartanen

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Churchill's 'Machiavellian Moment': The Negotiation of Anxiety in 'The War Situation I', James Jasinski

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Constitutive Framework for Rhetorical Historiography: Toward an Understanding of the Discursive (Re)constitution of 'Constitution' in The Federalist Papers, James Jasinski

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Disclosing New Worlds: Entrepreneurship, Democratic Action, And The Cultivation Of Solidarity., James Jasinski

History-making And The Skills Of World-disclosing, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1997

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Heteroglossia, polyphony, and the federalist papers, James Jasinski

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Instrumentalism, contextualism, and interpretation in rhetorical criticism, James Jasinski

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Rearticulating history through epideictic discourse: Frederick Douglass's 'the meaning of the fourth of July to the negro, James Jasinski

Review of: Authorizing the Past: the Rhetoric of History in Seventeenth-Century New England by Stephen Carl Arch, James Jasinski

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Review of: Constituting Americans: Cultural Anxiety and Narrative Form by Priscilla Wald, James Jasinski

Learning To Listen: Critical Reflections On "voices", A. Susan Owen

Submissions from 1996

Contraception And Clinical Science: The Place Of Women In Reproductive Technology, A. Susan Owen and Sally A. Caudill

Submissions from 1995

Review of: Aristotle's Rhetoric: An Art of Character by Eugene Garver, James Jasinski

Review of: Rhetorical Movements: Essays in Honor of Leland Griffin, ed. David Zarefsky, James Jasinski

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The forms and limits of prudence in Henry Clay's (1850) defense of the compromise measures, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1994

Review of: Landmark Essays in American Public Address, ed. Martin J. Medhurst, James Jasinski

Review of: Landmark Essays in Rhetorical Criticism, ed. Tomas W. Benson, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1993

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(Re)Constituting community through narrative argument: Eros and Philia in the big chill (Re)Constituting community through narrative argument: Eros and Philia in the big chill, James Jasinski

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The feminization of liberty, domesticated virtue, and the reconstitution of power and authority in early American political discourse, James Jasinski

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Beyond the Culture Wars: An Agenda for Research on Communication and Culture, James Jasinski and Dennis K. Davis

Animating A Critical Rhetoric: On The Feeding Habits Of American Empire, A. Susan Owen and Peter Ehrenhaus

Submissions from 1992

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Antithesis and Oxymoron: Ronald Reagan's Figurative Rhetorical Structure, James Jasinski

Review of: Cultural Legacies of Vietnam: Uses of the Past in the Present, eds. Richard Morris and peter Ehrenhaus, James Jasinski

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Review of: The Context of Human Discourse: A Configurational Criticism of Rhetoric by Eugene E. White, James Jasinski

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Rhetoric and judgment in the constitutional ratification debate of 1787–1788: An exploration in the relationship between theory and critical practice, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1991

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Argument, Judgment, and the Problem of Alienation, James Jasinski

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constituting citizenship through public argument: the case of the constitutional ratification debate 1787-1788, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1990

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An Exploration of Form and Force in Rhetoric and Argumentation, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1989

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rhetorical force and the unity of political theory and argumentation practice in madison's federalist #10, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1988

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Ideology, Reflection, and Alienation in Rhetorical and Argumentative Practice, James Jasinski

Submissions from 1987

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liberty and power in nineteenth-century public argument: a foucauldian analysis of jacksonian rhetoric, James Jasinski