The Rhetorics of U.S. Abortion Narratives: Thematic Continuities, Shifting Applications and Political Strategies, 1969-Present

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Title:
The Rhetorics of U.S. Abortion Narratives: Thematic Continuities, Shifting Applications and Political Strategies, 1969-Present
Author:
Thomsen, Carly Ann
Issue Date:
2008
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This thesis seeks to understand the various forces that have shaped the form, content, utilization and emergence of abortion narratives--both within a historical context and for political value. By comparing the themes that emerge within and across three sets of narratives--anti-abortion narratives, pre-Roe narratives that support abortion rights, and post-Roe abortion-rights narratives--and by identifying both gaps and influxes in the use of narratives, this thesis argues that the content and utilization of abortion narratives is directly connected to broader discursive strategies and political ideologies of reproductive rights organizations.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
abortion; narrative; story; reproductive rights; South Dakota; discourse
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Women's Studies; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Joseph, Miranda
Committee Chair:
Joseph, Miranda

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dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleThe Rhetorics of U.S. Abortion Narratives: Thematic Continuities, Shifting Applications and Political Strategies, 1969-Presenten_US
dc.creatorThomsen, Carly Annen_US
dc.contributor.authorThomsen, Carly Annen_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis seeks to understand the various forces that have shaped the form, content, utilization and emergence of abortion narratives--both within a historical context and for political value. By comparing the themes that emerge within and across three sets of narratives--anti-abortion narratives, pre-Roe narratives that support abortion rights, and post-Roe abortion-rights narratives--and by identifying both gaps and influxes in the use of narratives, this thesis argues that the content and utilization of abortion narratives is directly connected to broader discursive strategies and political ideologies of reproductive rights organizations.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjectabortionen_US
dc.subjectnarrativeen_US
dc.subjectstoryen_US
dc.subjectreproductive rightsen_US
dc.subjectSouth Dakotaen_US
dc.subjectdiscourseen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineWomen's Studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorJoseph, Mirandaen_US
dc.contributor.chairJoseph, Mirandaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberKennedy, Lizen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBriggs, Lauraen_US
dc.identifier.proquest2921en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659749569en_US
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