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dc.contributorHaskins, Ekaterina V., 1969-
dc.contributorZappen, James Philip
dc.contributorDeery, June
dc.contributorHahn, Tomie
dc.contributorNieusma, Dean
dc.contributor.authorSavoie, Hillary Lee
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-03T08:07:24Z
dc.date.available2021-11-03T08:07:24Z
dc.date.created2014-04-14T11:23:53Z
dc.date.issued2013-12
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/20.500.13015/1043
dc.descriptionDecember 2013
dc.descriptionSchool of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation examines the radio show This American Life as an example of contemporary public memory. While public memory scholars have begun to explore the role of public participation in the construction of memory of traumatic events like "9/11," not enough attention is given to the everydayness of memories. The popularity of This American Life indicates an increasing public fascination with creating archives of experience that pay tribute to real people "just like me." In order to illuminate how the show works both as an archive and an experience, this study engages in a multifaceted analysis of the show's production and reception. I consider the interaction among producers, contributors, and listeners to explain the show's distinctive "sound," its power to move listeners emotionally, and its capacity to hail into existence a community of memory.
dc.language.isoENG
dc.publisherRensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
dc.relation.ispartofRensselaer Theses and Dissertations Online Collection
dc.subjectCommunication and rhetoric
dc.titleSacred journalism : displaying public memory in This American Life
dc.typeElectronic thesis
dc.typeThesis
dc.digitool.pid170884
dc.digitool.pid170885
dc.digitool.pid170886
dc.rights.holderThis electronic version is a licensed copy owned by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY. Copyright of original work retained by author.
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.relation.departmentDept. of Communication and Media


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