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  • About
  • The Global ETD Search service is a free service for researchers to find electronic theses and dissertations. This service is provided by the Networked Digital Library of Theses and Dissertations.
    Our metadata is collected from universities around the world. If you manage a university/consortium/country archive and want to be added, details can be found on the NDLTD website.

"Monsters more than men" interrogating the captivity narrative in a transatlantic context

Taylor, Jennifer. Moore, Dennis. 2003 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida State University, 2003. Advisor: Dr. Dennis Moore, Florida State University, College of Arts and Sciences, Dept. of English. Title and description from dissertation home page (viewed Mar. 4, 2004). Includes bibliographical references.

Effects of Listener and Context on the Spoken Stories

Ehlers, Courtney 17 June 2008 (has links)
Purpose: This study examined the narratives of children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and typically developing peers across different listeners and communicative context. Method: Four children, between 8-11 years of age, with diagnoses of ASD (Asperger’s syndrome and PDD-NOS) and average or above average non-verbal cognitive ability were language-age matched with similar chronological age, typically developing peers. Participants were asked to generate narratives from a wordless picture book, story-retell of a short film, and a personal experience. Participants told the three types of narratives to peer- and adult listeners in two separate sessions. Narratives were analyzed for story length, causal statements, internal states, character references, irrelevant information, and examiner prompts. Results: No significant group differences were seen on measures of length, internal states, irrelevant information, or prompts. Compared to their typical peers, children with ASD were less likely to include causal statements in their story retell and wordless picture book narratives told to adult listeners and were more likely to use inaccurate or ambiguous references to characters in personal narratives told to an adult listener. The narratives told across various contexts and listeners by children with ASD were similar on measures of length, internal states, causal statements, use of irrelevant information, and prompts. Children with ASD used proportionally more correct character references in their narratives told to adults compared to their narratives told to children. Conclusions: Compared to typically developing children, children with ASD may exhibit differences in their use of causal statements and references within narratives. Based on the measures analyzed, the narratives of children with ASD were more similar than different across types of listeners and communicative contexts. A follow-up study is needed to investigate the between- and within-group differences on measures of episodic structure and syntactic complexity.

Children's Acquisition of Values within the Fmily: Domains of Socialization Assessed with Autobiographical Narratives

Vinik, Julia 2014 (has links)
The transmission and internalization of values are the primary processes that occur during socialization. A recent approach integrates existing theories and research findings into a comprehensive model of socialization. According to the domains of socialization approach, there is no general principle governing socialization but rather it occurs in different domains of caregiver-child interactions. Grusec and Davidov (2010) outlined five socialization domains, which involve controlling children’s behaviour by external means (control domain), protecting children from harm and relieving their distress (protection domain), teaching children information or skills outside of the discipline or distress setting (guided-learning domain), managing children’s environment to increase desirable role models (group participation domain), and accommodating each other’s wishes (mutual reciprocity domain). Previous work demonstrated the utility of the domains of socialization approach for the study and understanding of value acquisition (Vinik, Johnston, Grusec, & Farrell, 2013). The present study expanded on this work by focusing on processes within the family. A modified narrative methodology was used to explore aspects of the value acquisition process. Autobiographical narratives of 294 emerging adults about a time they learned an important value from a caregiver were analyzed. The sample included participants from four ethnic backgrounds. Findings provided further support for the usefulness of the domains of socialization approach to the study of value development, as events recalled in narratives were categorized into all domains but reciprocity. Values learned in the control domain were most frequently reported but were associated with the lowest levels of internalization. The highest level of value internalization was found to occur in the group participation domain, drawing attention to the importance of observing the behaviour of others. Socialization domains were associated with particular types of lesson content. The guided learning and group participation domains were associated with more positive and less negative emotional valence compared to the other domains. In turn, absence of negative valence was significantly related to better confidence in accuracy of memory reported in narratives, indicative of quality of information processing and learning. Most effects were not moderated by demographic variables providing support to the universal applicability of the domains of socialization approach.

Creative writing piece; Reaction time, and critical essay; Wide open roads, landscape, place and belonging in Australian outback narratives

McCarthy, Brigid 2009 (has links)
The thesis contains two components, providing both a creative and critical exploration of the relationship between the subject and place. The creative work, Reaction Time explores how its characters seek particular settings that will affect their sense of place and belonging in certain ways. The critical essay, “Wide Open Roads: Landscape, Environment and Belonging in Twentieth Century Outback Narratives”, explores how the knowledge of the political and cultural conditions of place are produced as affecting the subject’s personal relationship to place in late twentieth century outback narratives. The creative piece, Reaction Time, tells the story of Joel who is returning to Australia after the death of her mother. Joel and her sister have never been able to reconcile their fierce, academic mother of the past with the trivial, domestic self she became in the years after her sudden retirement to her rural Tasmanian home. Throughout the story Joel finds she is trying to realise the grief of losing of a mother she never completely understood, while also dealing with her feelings of alienation both in her mother’s home in Tasmania, and in Melbourne, where the spectre of old relationships she left behind long ago maintains her sense of unease in a place she once thought of as home. The essay, Wide Open Roads analyses three novels published toward the end of the twentieth century to examine the way the characters’ relationships to place and landscape are constructed. It argues that the outback, couched in its newfound cultural role as an untouched, pristine pilgrimage point for spiritual journeys, has come to be considered a ‘sacred’ space for all Australians. Using ecocriticism and postcolonial theory as a theoretical framework, the essay discusses how, while late twentieth century outback narratives constructed characters whose desire to traverse the outback, or sense of attachment to it, was deep, the convergent social influences of environmentalism and Indigenous land rights and a growing postcolonial consciousness have propelled writers to depict more problematic and complex relationships with place than were evident in past outback narratives.

Brustverlust : zum Leib-Erleben von Frauen mit einer Brustamputation

Fesenfeld, Anke. 2006 (has links)
Zugl.: Göttingen, Universiẗat, Diss., 2006.

Brustverlust zum Leib-Erleben von Frauen mit einer Brustamputation

Fesenfeld, Anke 2006 (has links)
Zugl.: Göttingen, Univ., Diss., 2006

Implications of writing about philosophy of life for health and mood

Eells, Jennifer Emilia 2003 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003. Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-63). Also available on the Internet.

Implications of writing about philosophy of life for health and mood

Eells, Jennifer Emilia 2003 (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--University of Missouri-Columbia, 2003. Typescript. Includes bibliographical references (leaves 59-63). Also available on the Internet.

Freundinnen Freundschaftserfahrungen in weiblichen Biographien

Hansen, Margret 2008 (has links)
Zugl.: Hamburg, Univ., Diss., 2008

Writing the Wrongs a comparison of two female slave narratives

Hunter-Willis, Miya Nicole. Jackson, Mattie J. Drumgoold, Kate. Unknown Date (has links)
Thesis (M.A.)--Marshall University, 2008. Title from document title page. Includes abstract. Document formatted into pages: contains v, 106 p. Includes bibliographical references p. 97-104.

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