Discursive struggles among college drinkers and non-drinkers

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dc.contributor.advisor O'Hara, Laura L.
dc.contributor.author Green, Caleb J.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-07-29T16:18:23Z
dc.date.available 2014-07-29T16:18:23Z
dc.date.issued 2014-07-19
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/123456789/198479
dc.description.abstract Alcohol is a significant part of life for college students. Whether they choose to imbibe in or abstain from, college students find that the substance has a profound effect on the construction of their social lives. This study analyzed focus group interviews of drinkers and non-drinkers using Baxter’s (2011) Relational Dialectics Theory to examine the struggle between different ways of speaking about alcohol in a college setting. Findings revealed that both groups use various discursive moves to both limit and expand the overall discourse of college drinking and non-drinking, negotiating alcohol’s importance in college life and adulthood. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Communication Studies
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Alcohol use.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Language.
dc.subject.lcsh College students -- Social life and customs.
dc.title Discursive struggles among college drinkers and non-drinkers en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1772407


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