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dc.contributor.authorLandau, Jamie
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T18:56:33Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T18:56:33Z
dc.date.issued2010-08
dc.identifier.otherlandau_jamie_201008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/landau_jamie_201008_phd
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/26684
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation proposes a supplementary materialist theory of visual rhetoric and methodological perspective of visual rhetorical criticism and creation that I term “gazing-imaging.” I apply this theory and methodological perspective to case studies of the symbolic ideological, physical, and affective interaction between 20 women of various childbearing ages today and digital photography in general, and with four digital photographs in particular. Specifically, I rhetorically critique how the women interacted (and at times hesitated to interact) with digital photography in general in four main ways: they “captured” happy family moments and/or memories, 2) they “connected” family, 3) they “circulated” happy family digital photographs, and 4) they “changed” family digital photographs. I argue that the material reproduction of “happy family” is one major rhetorical force of gazing-imaging done by today’s women of childbearing age and digital photography. A second rhetorical force of gazing-imaging was the material reproduction and stealth subversion of “pregnant sirens” that occurred when the women interacted (and hesitated to interact) with a particular digital photograph by “cropping” and “censoring” (the skin of) (hetero)sexually-seductive and naked pregnant female models. A third rhetorical force of gazing-imaging was the comedic material reproduction and subversion of traditional male masculinity, along with the material reproduction of a “pregnant (trans)man” and “happy family” that occurred when the women interacted with two additional photographs. I close this dissertation with a rhetorical creation that recommends the reproduction of another “happy family” by “collage”-ing family digital photographs.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectVisual Rhetoric
dc.subjectDigital Photography
dc.subjectMaterialism
dc.subjectIdeology
dc.subjectAffect
dc.subjectNeurobiology
dc.subjectThe Gaze
dc.subjectAudience Reception Studies
dc.subjectReproduction
dc.subjectPregnancy
dc.subjectFamily
dc.subjectGay and Lesbian
dc.subjectTransgender
dc.subjectPhoto Editing
dc.subjectPhotographic Realism
dc.titleGazing-imaging
dc.title.alternativevisual rhetorical criticism and creation, digital photography, and reproducing women, a pregnant (trans)man, and family
dc.typeDissertation
dc.description.degreePhD
dc.description.departmentSpeech Communication
dc.description.majorSpeech Communication
dc.description.advisorCeleste Condit
dc.description.committeeCeleste Condit
dc.description.committeeRoger Stahl
dc.description.committeeEdward Panetta
dc.description.committeeKelly Happe
dc.description.committeeBarbara Biesecker
dc.description.committeeCarolina Acosta-Alzuru


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