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dc.contributor.advisorDiffrient, David Scott
dc.contributor.authorCampbell, Grant
dc.contributor.committeememberGriffin, Cindy
dc.contributor.committeememberCoke, Pamela
dc.date.accessioned2015-08-28T14:34:59Z
dc.date.available2015-08-28T14:34:59Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description2015 Summer.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis explores the ways contemporary children's ABC books can politically shape or frame the way audiences interpret and conceptualize content within the books. Using the children's ABC books A is for Activist (2013) and America: A Patriotic Primer (2002), I examine how children's texts can construct audiences, create a unique site of focalization--known as a focalized dialogue--for those audiences, and utilize phenomenological metaphors to politically shape the focalized dialogues that occur between readers of the books. In doing so, contemporary children's ABC books can wield social and political power that can function to characterize contemporary understandings of cultural artifacts and even children themselves.
dc.format.mediumborn digital
dc.format.mediummasters theses
dc.identifierCampbell_colostate_0053N_13029.pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/167067
dc.languageEnglish
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof2000-2019 - CSU Theses and Dissertations
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectchildren's books
dc.subjectfocalization
dc.subjectaudience
dc.subjectphenomenology
dc.subjectcommunication
dc.titleA is for audience: an examination of audience construction, focalization, and politicization in contemporary children's ABC books
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thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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