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dc.contributor.authorTanks, Ashley L.
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-04T20:01:03Z
dc.date.available2014-03-04T20:01:03Z
dc.date.issued2011-05
dc.identifier.othertanks_ashley_l_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://purl.galileo.usg.edu/uga_etd/tanks_ashley_l_201105_ma
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10724/27319
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines the representations of women’s happiness, well-being or life satisfaction in the Hollywood film Julie & Julia. It utilizes the method of textual analysis to explore common messages and themes within the text that express dominant cultural ideologies. It also examines historical and or social issues in an attempt to better understand the “why” behind the “how” of the representations of women’s well-being. A goal of this thesis is to provide evidence that supports the perspective that popular films are cultural artifacts that help generate meaning and shape societal norms specific to women’s happiness and well-being. Findings indicate women’s happiness and well-being is relatively stable and reflects the extent to which a woman experiences positive affect and has favorable views of her personal, professional, financial and social welfare.
dc.languageeng
dc.publisheruga
dc.rightspublic
dc.subjectrepresentation
dc.subjecttextual analysis
dc.subjectpopular culture
dc.subjectfeminist media study
dc.subjectfilm
dc.subjectHollywood
dc.titleMastering the art of happiness
dc.title.alternativea textual analysis of the film Julie & Julia
dc.typeThesis
dc.description.degreeMA
dc.description.departmentGrady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.majorJournalism and Mass Communication
dc.description.advisorelli lester roushanzamir
dc.description.committeeelli lester roushanzamir
dc.description.committeePeggy Kreshel
dc.description.committeeCarolina Acosta-Alzuru


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