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University of Arizona

1. Wenger, Matthew C. Free-Choice Family Learning Experiences at Informal Astronomy Observing Events .

Degree: 2011, University of Arizona

This qualitative study is an exploratory look at family experiences at night time telescope observing events, often called star parties. Four families participated in this study which looked at their expectations, experiences and agendas as well as the roles that identity and family culture played in the negotiation of meaning. Two families who had prior experience with attending star parties were recruited ahead of time and two other families who were first time visitors were recruited on-site at the observing event. Data were collected at two star parties. At each event, one experienced family was paired with an on-site family for the purposes of facilitating conversations about expectations and prior experiences.The results of this study showed that learning is constantly occurring among families, and that star parties and family culture were mediational means for making meaning. Expectations and agendas were found to affect the families' star party experiences and differences were observed between the expectations and experiences of families based on their prior experiences with star parties. These data also showed that family members are actively negotiating their individual and family identities. These families use their cultural history together to make sense of their star party experiences; however, the meaning that families were negotiating was often focused more on developing family and individual identity rather than science content. The families in this study used the star party context as a way to connect with each other, to make sense of their prior experiences, and as raw material for making sense of future experiences. Advisors/Committee Members: Carter, Kathy (advisor), Harris, Christopher (advisor), Iddings, Chris (committeemember), Johnson, Bruce (committeemember), Carter, Kathy (committeemember), Harris, Christopher (committeemember).

Subjects/Keywords: Free-Choice; Informal; Star Party; Telescopes; Teaching & Teacher Education; Families; Family

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APA (6th Edition):

Wenger, M. C. (2011). Free-Choice Family Learning Experiences at Informal Astronomy Observing Events . (Doctoral Dissertation). University of Arizona. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10150/202938

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Wenger, Matthew C. “Free-Choice Family Learning Experiences at Informal Astronomy Observing Events .” 2011. Doctoral Dissertation, University of Arizona. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/10150/202938.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Wenger, Matthew C. “Free-Choice Family Learning Experiences at Informal Astronomy Observing Events .” 2011. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Wenger MC. Free-Choice Family Learning Experiences at Informal Astronomy Observing Events . [Internet] [Doctoral dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2011. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/202938.

Council of Science Editors:

Wenger MC. Free-Choice Family Learning Experiences at Informal Astronomy Observing Events . [Doctoral Dissertation]. University of Arizona; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10150/202938


Bowling Green State University

2. Folkins, Claire Victoria. Disney’s Girl Next Door: Exploring the Star Image of Annette Funicello.

Degree: MA, Popular Culture, 2006, Bowling Green State University

This thesis explores the cultural significance of actress and former Mouseketeer Annette Funicello and the public perception that she embodies the social values of morality and chastity. The catalyst of this study is the question of the source of Funicello’s popularity. Compared to other stars, her acting is average and her singing flat, but her looks, personality, and careful marketing positioned her as one of Walt Disney Studio’s biggest stars in the 1950s. This study contends that examining cultural connotations of Funicello’s celebrity is the key to understanding the root of Funicello’s popularity. Using Richard Dyer’s concept of the star image, this study deconstructs Funicello’s celebrity persona to uncover greater meaning in her cultural identity as a “girl next door.” An analysis of teen-oriented magazine coverage of Funicello reveals that of the three components of Dyer’s star image theory—success, ordinariness, and consumption—ordinariness is the most prominent in Funicello’s star image. Funicello’s depiction of the character Annette McCleod from the “Annette” serial stands as textual evidence of the calculated effort of Disney to commodify the girl-next-door persona. In the early 1960s Disney loaned Funicello to American International Pictures for a series of youth-oriented beach films in which Funicello played the only chaste girl on a beach of promiscuous college students. The significance of Funicello’s role in these films is analyzed through a historical lens that focuses on the influence that these more adult roles had on her star image. Finally this thesis discusses how the Disney Channel markets their modern day tween stars as the girl next door, using an extended comparison of actress Hilary Duff and Funicello. This study finds that through the employment of the girl-next-door persona, Disney has capitalized on their viewers’ yearning to imagine that they could be the stars they watch and admire. Through textual analysis of her work on the 1950’s children’s show the Mickey Mouse Club, her singing career, and her work in the beach party films of the 1960s, this study locates Funicello as the personification of a larger Disney fantasy that is marketed and commodified through most, if not all, of Disney products. Advisors/Committee Members: Cragin, Becca (Advisor).

Subjects/Keywords: Annette Funicello; Mouseketeer; Richard Dyer; Star Image; Beach Party Films

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Folkins, C. V. (2006). Disney’s Girl Next Door: Exploring the Star Image of Annette Funicello. (Masters Thesis). Bowling Green State University. Retrieved from http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1143408809

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Folkins, Claire Victoria. “Disney’s Girl Next Door: Exploring the Star Image of Annette Funicello.” 2006. Masters Thesis, Bowling Green State University. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1143408809.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Folkins, Claire Victoria. “Disney’s Girl Next Door: Exploring the Star Image of Annette Funicello.” 2006. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Folkins CV. Disney’s Girl Next Door: Exploring the Star Image of Annette Funicello. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2006. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1143408809.

Council of Science Editors:

Folkins CV. Disney’s Girl Next Door: Exploring the Star Image of Annette Funicello. [Masters Thesis]. Bowling Green State University; 2006. Available from: http://rave.ohiolink.edu/etdc/view?acc_num=bgsu1143408809


Australian National University

3. Platzdasch, Bernhard Wolfgang. Religious dogma, pluralism and pragmatism : constitutional Islamism in Indonesian politics (1998-2002) .

Degree: 2005, Australian National University

This thesis examines the nature and development of Islamism in Indonesia between 1998 and 2002. The New Order regime (1966-1998) suppressed ideologically driven Islam. Islamic political aspirations for most of this period were channelled mainly through the Partai Persatuan Pembangunan ('United Development Party', PPP). In 1998, many new Islamist parties were established. The most important were Partai Keadilan ('Justice Party', PK) and Partai Bulan Bintang ('Crescent Star Party', PBB). The main support base ofPK was Islamic study groups from state universities. PBB intended to revive the ideals of Masyumi, the country's largest Islamist party of the 1950s. A large part of this study focuses on the political behaviour of PPP, PK and PBB. Much of the scholarly literature on Islamic politics undervalues Islamism's constitutionalism and reformist credentials. At the same time, it is rarely sensitive to the contradictions in Islamist politics and the causes of this. Many scholars approach the subject from a Western liberal point of view. This thesis critiques this literature and advances a more nuanced approach by examining Islamist politics on its own terms. The study gives particular attention to the dynamic between ideological idealism and political pragmatism. It will demonstrate that, for the most part, pragmatism prevailed in Islamist politics. It does not discount ideologically driven motives but holds that these were often subordinate to practical electoral considerations, in particular the need to appear pluralist and reform oriented. It will also point to political strategy as the crucial factor behind Islamism's manifold ambiguities. The thesis also discusses ideological and strategic aspects in the re-formation process of Islamist parties and the downplaying of shari'ah (Islamic law) issues in order to maximise electoral support and the share of power politic.

Subjects/Keywords: Islamism in Indonesia; Partai Persatuan Pembangunan (United Developement Party, PPP); Partai Keadilan (Justice Party, PK); Partai Bulan Bintang (Crescent Star Party, PBB); Masyumi; Indonesian politics; Islamismic constitution

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APA (6th Edition):

Platzdasch, B. W. (2005). Religious dogma, pluralism and pragmatism : constitutional Islamism in Indonesian politics (1998-2002) . (Thesis). Australian National University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12471

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Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Platzdasch, Bernhard Wolfgang. “Religious dogma, pluralism and pragmatism : constitutional Islamism in Indonesian politics (1998-2002) .” 2005. Thesis, Australian National University. Accessed June 19, 2019. http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12471.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Platzdasch, Bernhard Wolfgang. “Religious dogma, pluralism and pragmatism : constitutional Islamism in Indonesian politics (1998-2002) .” 2005. Web. 19 Jun 2019.

Vancouver:

Platzdasch BW. Religious dogma, pluralism and pragmatism : constitutional Islamism in Indonesian politics (1998-2002) . [Internet] [Thesis]. Australian National University; 2005. [cited 2019 Jun 19]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12471.

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

Council of Science Editors:

Platzdasch BW. Religious dogma, pluralism and pragmatism : constitutional Islamism in Indonesian politics (1998-2002) . [Thesis]. Australian National University; 2005. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/12471

Note: this citation may be lacking information needed for this citation format:
Not specified: Masters Thesis or Doctoral Dissertation

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