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dc.contributor.authorNeeland, Elizabeth C.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T01:11:16Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T01:11:16Z
dc.date.issued2006-08
dc.identifier.otherneeland_elizabeth_c_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/neeland_elizabeth_c_200608_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/23478
dc.description.abstractThis paper explores the tradition of debutante balls with the intent to uncover why the tradition remains prolific in modern society. Using Paul du Gay’s et al., (1997) adaptation of Richard Johnson’s (1986-87) circuit of culture, it seeks to uncover the various meaning-making moments from its many perspectives [i.e. identity, representation, production, regulation, and consumption] and emphasizes the debutante’s meaning-making experience, illuminating the debutante experience and purpose from the woman’s point of view. Using a case study of the 2005 Blue Gray Colonel’s Ball in Montgomery, Alabama, the stage is set for a glimpse into Southern debutante culture, tradition and the meaning-production inherent in the process. Applying Judith Butler’s (1990) theory of gender as performativity, it explores feminist concerns applied to debutante participation, questioning why and how the debutante institution may or may not be harmful for modern women.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectDebutante. Debut. Circuit of Culture. Richard Johnson. Paul du Gay. Gender as Performativity. Judith Butler. Feminism. Cultural Studies.
dc.titleThe woman in white
dc.title.alternativean analysis of women's meaning-making experiences in debut
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentGrady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.majorJournalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.advisorPeggy Kreshel
dc.description.committeePeggy Kreshel
dc.description.committeeDoris Kadish
dc.description.committeeJanice Hume


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