Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Kliewer, Brandon W URN etd-05012008-132116 Title A Theoretical Mapping of Waterboarding Blogs 2007 Degree Master of Arts Department Political Science Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Moore, Wayne D. Committee Chair Luke, Timothy W. Committee Member Vazquez-Arroyo, Antonio Y. Committee Member Keywords
- THEORETICAL MAPPING
- POLITICAL IDEALIZATION
Date of Defense 2008-04-23 Availability unrestricted AbstractThe goal of this research is to map processes of political idealization and how images are
used and understood within the waterboarding blogs included in the case study. Chapter One is
designed to provide basic information about the waterboarding issue and elements of this
research more generally. The first chapter provides the following: information regarding the
background facts of the waterboarding issue, research methods, research limitations, general
descriptions of the blogs included in the case study, information about the general findings/data,
and a brief explanation of why the blogs were chosen to be included in the case study.
Chapter Two maps how elements of political idealization operate in the waterboarding
blog case study. The first section of this chapter outlines Wendy Brown’s theories connected to
the process of political idealization. The second section maps the process of political idealization
within the context of the waterboarding blog case study. The second section is broken into three
additional sub-sections each representing a stage in the political idealization process.
Chapter Three uses Aaron Barlow’s outline of the emergence of the “Celebrity
Journalist” as the premise to provide a partial explanation of why some political subjects are
looking to virtual publics to supplement news media. The main purpose of Chapter Three is to
map how images are used in the CODEPINK and Kaj Larsen video clip.
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