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dc.contributor.author Omar, Hishamuddin Bin en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-07T19:24:24Z en
dc.date.available 2011-09-07T19:24:24Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-09-07 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.10/1367 en
dc.description.abstract Following a string of highly publicized suicides by lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) youths in August and September 2010, the It Gets Better project (IGB project) was launched in order to raise awareness of homophobic bullying in the United States. It has since received widespread media coverage, and this paper will highlight how the project employs constitutive rhetoric in the form of counterpublics, counter-narratives, and the click consciousness in community-building by constituting young LGBT individuals as being part of the broader LGBT identity. The rhetoric of hope is also produced as a counter-narrative that is present throughout this campaign. Together, these different forms of rhetoric invite marginalized LGBT youths to identify with the broader LGBT identity and feel connected with this community. en
dc.title Constitutive rhetoric and the rhetoric of hope in the It Gets Better project en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.degree (M.A.) -- San Diego State University, 2011 en
dc.description.discipline Thesis (M.A.) Communication en


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