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dc.contributor.authorWorkman, Hallie McClungen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-23T14:50:43Z
dc.date.available2014-07-23T14:50:43Z
dc.date.created2014en_US
dc.date.issued2014en_US
dc.identifierTCU Master Thesisen_US
dc.identifieretd-05122014-164751en_US
dc.identifierumi-10510en_US
dc.identifiercat-002150860en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://repository.tcu.edu/handle/116099117/4558
dc.descriptionTitle from thesis title page (viewed Jun. 11, 2014).en_US
dc.descriptionThesis--Texas Christian University, 2014.en_US
dc.descriptionCollege of Communication; advisor, Catherine A. Coleman.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionText (electronic thesis) in PDF.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis lacks usual title page style and information.en_US
dc.description.abstractUsing a grounded theory approach (Strauss & Corbin, 1990), this research began with netnographic research exploring the culture of a women's subreddit, TwoXChromosomes, and the motivations 2X members have for participating in this community. Despite criticisms that the reddit culture is misogynistic and not female-friendly (Chen, 2012; Southern Poverty Law Center, 2012; Zuckerman, 2012), and primary data suggesting that many people in 2X share this perception, the theme of 2X existing as a "safe space" or "safe haven" within the hostile environment of reddit emerged from the data as particularly salient. In order to further explore this theme, the author conducted questionnaires of both the 2X community and community moderators along with the continued netnography.en_US
dc.format.mediumFormat: Onlineen_US
dc.publisher[Fort Worth, Tex.] : Texas Christian University,en_US
dc.relation.ispartofUMI thesis.en_US
dc.relation.requiresMode of access: World Wide Web.en_US
dc.relation.requiresSystem requirements: Adobe Acrobat reader.en_US
dc.titleFormation of safe spaces in gendered online communities [electronic resource] : reddit and "the front page of the internet" /en_US
dc.typeTexten_US
etd.degree.departmentCollege of Communication
etd.degree.levelMaster
local.academicunitBob Schieffer College of Communication
local.subjectareaCommunication Studies


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