Show simple item record

dc.creatorMitchell, Stephen
dc.date.available2012-11-08T01:55:49Z
dc.date.issued2012-08
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346/46983
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines how pedagogues experience normative ideologies in their college classrooms and strategies for managing the expression of those ideologies. A long tradition of critical theories suggests that normative ideologies have harmful material consequences for particular social and cultural groups. This premise has guided the development of critical pedagogies that challenge those ideologies, and in so doing force educators to rethink the ways they approach classrooms. In Communication Studies, this work has been extended to understand the ways some of those ideologies are communicated and the ways educators can communicate to resist them. This thesis takes a broad approach to questioning expressions of normativity and strategies for educators to resist it. Twenty in-depth interviews were conducted with instructors at colleges in the West Texas region. Two emergent typologies are outlined. Normative ideologies are expressed discursively, attitudinally, bodily and paralinguistically. Instructors mediate those expressions via discursive, content, organizational and performative strategies. Expressions of normativity are situated within the context of features that participants characterized as unique qualities of West Texas. Strategies are presented alongside participants’ acknowledgements of the limits critical pedagogues face working toward their goals.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoeng
dc.subjectCritical communication pedagogy
dc.subjectNormativity
dc.subjectNormative ideology
dc.subjectWest Texas
dc.titleDismantling normative ideologies in college classrooms: Extending a critical communication pedagogy
dc.typeThesis
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.grantorTexas Tech University
thesis.degree.departmentCommunication Studies
dc.contributor.committeeMemberDoty, Timothy M.
dc.contributor.committeeMemberScholl, Juliann C.
dc.contributor.committeeChairHeuman, Amy N.
dc.rights.availabilityUnrestricted.


Files in this item

Thumbnail

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record