A rhetoric of revival: reimagining museum spaces through digital media

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dc.contributor Ainsworth, David
dc.contributor Burch, Steven D.
dc.contributor Manora, Yolanda M.
dc.contributor Takayoshi, Pamela
dc.contributor.advisor Dayton, Amy E.
dc.contributor.author Stevens, Amanda
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:43:14Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:43:14Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0002316
dc.identifier.other Stevens_alatus_0004D_12673
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2649
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract Though this dissertation’s ideas and theories are grounded in multiple disciplines, its primary focus is on voices. Voices that are heard, voices that are marginalized, and voices that are erased from narratives altogether. Though this focus has been examined in many facets and within many disciplines, examining marginalized voices through visual rhetorical spaces such as museums and art is an area that has not been widely examined in the field of rhetoric and composition. While other disciplines have examined these practices, rhetoric and composition is an important addition to these studies because composing and rhetoric are taking place in these spaces and, while doing so, are leaving out many marginalized voices. My specific topics for inquiry are: the rhetoric of the physical museum; representation of voices through online art spaces and their rhetorical differences to the physical museum; the current interactive and communal spaces to help recover voices through live online spaces; and the possibilities of these spaces for their future community-building and voice recovery. In my dissertation, I argue that, working in tandem, live museums and digital museum spaces have the ability to recover community voices that have been marginalized by the museum in the past by creating inclusive spaces for community voices and new public memories of the museum
dc.format.extent 160 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Rhetoric
dc.subject.other Web studies
dc.subject.other Museum studies
dc.title A rhetoric of revival: reimagining museum spaces through digital media
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of English
etdms.degree.discipline English
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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