• Queer affluence, popular media, and the matter of the openly gay spokesperson 

    Pillion, Owen L. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    This dissertation looks at queer representation in the media and highlights a particular representational strategy that is used in a stereotypical fashion. My first chapter does two things. First, it centers on an exemplar ...
  • Selling class: constructing the professional middle class in America 

    Pfafman, Tessa M. (University of Missouri--Columbia, 2007)
    To understand the role of mediated messages in organizational socialization, this study analyzes the constructions of class and gender in popular business advice books (BABs). The books are used as training tools in many ...