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University of Edinburgh

1. Zeng, Tianjiao. Overseas Chinese Student Agency: Academic norm, Oral Participation and Discursive Practices for Change.

Degree: 2011, University of Edinburgh

Participatory practice of overseas Asian students has been much deliberated over these two decades. Recent studies on the international higher education have proposed new perspectives and analytical framework in looking at their classroom participation, which put the essentialising notion of culture and ongoing misunderstandings under attack. Among these alternative approaches, the proposal for a view on ―small culture‖ and ―academic transition‖ are useful in the exploration of student agency, as it emphasizes variation and variability and is also in line with the perspective that exerting agency is a discursive practice upon contingency. Drawing on Davies‘s (1990) view that exerting agency is conditional and requires certain resources, the current study focuses on a group of Mainland Chinese overseas students in a UK university and aims to find out what resources are available for them and how their agency is enacted considering the academic norm in the new community. It is demonstrated that overseas students with an Asian culture have developed their own value during their overseas academic engagement. They choose to mediate between their own culture and perceived norms and act upon the awareness of ―interactive others‖. Therefore, being agentive individuals, overseas students also contribute to the shaping of international education. Advisors/Committee Members: Joseph, John.

Subjects/Keywords: participatory practice; agency; Asian culture; Mainland Chinese students; academic norm; resources; discursive practice

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APA (6th Edition):

Zeng, T. (2011). Overseas Chinese Student Agency: Academic norm, Oral Participation and Discursive Practices for Change. (Thesis). University of Edinburgh. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6018

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Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Zeng, Tianjiao. “Overseas Chinese Student Agency: Academic norm, Oral Participation and Discursive Practices for Change.” 2011. Thesis, University of Edinburgh. Accessed April 23, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6018.

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

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Zeng, Tianjiao. “Overseas Chinese Student Agency: Academic norm, Oral Participation and Discursive Practices for Change.” 2011. Web. 23 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Zeng T. Overseas Chinese Student Agency: Academic norm, Oral Participation and Discursive Practices for Change. [Internet] [Thesis]. University of Edinburgh; 2011. [cited 2021 Apr 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6018.

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

Council of Science Editors:

Zeng T. Overseas Chinese Student Agency: Academic norm, Oral Participation and Discursive Practices for Change. [Thesis]. University of Edinburgh; 2011. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/1842/6018

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


Colorado State University

2. Freed, Brianna. "Can we fix it?": Bob the Builder as a discursive resource for children.

Degree: MA, Communication Studies, 2010, Colorado State University

This thesis examines the discourses and representations constructed in the popular children's television series Bob the Builder – a discursive resource that engages work as its central theme. Through a critical cultural lens, the study uses critical discourse analysis and visual semiotics to explore the constructions of work/er, organization, non-work activities, family, gender, and diversity as they are (re)presented in the show. The study found that Bob the Builder distinctly (re)presents values of the postmodern, postindustrial worker of Western, advanced corporate capitalism. Leisure and play are portrayed as activities which, ideally, do not affect work. Family is equally placed in the periphery as family members are either placed entirely outside the organization – as with Wendy's family – or as contributing members to its operation – as with Bob's family. Gender representations are problematized by Wendy's denied occupational identity as a builder equal to her male counterpart. Diversity in the show is problematic with minimal non-White ethnic representation and two overtly stereotypical representations of supporting characters. Directions for future research are offered in the conclusion. Advisors/Committee Members: Broadfoot, Kirsten (advisor), Aoki, Eric (advisor), Harvey, Ashley (committee member), Aoki, Eric (committee member).

Subjects/Keywords: discursive resources; Bob the Builder; children's media; leisure; western work; work identity

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Freed, B. (2010). "Can we fix it?": Bob the Builder as a discursive resource for children. (Masters Thesis). Colorado State University. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/10217/84584

Chicago Manual of Style (16th Edition):

Freed, Brianna. “"Can we fix it?": Bob the Builder as a discursive resource for children.” 2010. Masters Thesis, Colorado State University. Accessed April 23, 2021. http://hdl.handle.net/10217/84584.

MLA Handbook (7th Edition):

Freed, Brianna. “"Can we fix it?": Bob the Builder as a discursive resource for children.” 2010. Web. 23 Apr 2021.

Vancouver:

Freed B. "Can we fix it?": Bob the Builder as a discursive resource for children. [Internet] [Masters thesis]. Colorado State University; 2010. [cited 2021 Apr 23]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/84584.

Council of Science Editors:

Freed B. "Can we fix it?": Bob the Builder as a discursive resource for children. [Masters Thesis]. Colorado State University; 2010. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/10217/84584

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