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ERIC Number: ED528118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 177
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1245-9237-4
The Online Identity Formation of the Institution of Higher Education: Analysis of Power Relations and Subject Positions
Massie, Keith R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The University of Utah
The current study examined over 3000 visual images on the homepages of 234 National University to determine how power relations are depicted. Using a hybrid methodology of grounded theory, critical discursive analysis, and facial prominence scoring, the work culminates in a theory: The (Im)Balanced Theory of College Identity Formation Online. The theory holds that colleges used different tactics, strategies, and resources when depicting various subject positions on their homepages. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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