Title page for ETD etd-05012008-132116

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Kliewer, Brandon W
URN etd-05012008-132116
Title A Theoretical Mapping of Waterboarding Blogs 2007
Degree Master of Arts
Department Political Science
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Moore, Wayne D. Committee Chair
Luke, Timothy W. Committee Member
Vazquez-Arroyo, Antonio Y. Committee Member
Date of Defense 2008-04-23
Availability unrestricted
The goal of this research is to map processes of political idealization and how images are

used and understood within the waterboarding blogs included in the case study. Chapter One is

designed to provide basic information about the waterboarding issue and elements of this

research more generally. The first chapter provides the following: information regarding the

background facts of the waterboarding issue, research methods, research limitations, general

descriptions of the blogs included in the case study, information about the general findings/data,

and a brief explanation of why the blogs were chosen to be included in the case study.

Chapter Two maps how elements of political idealization operate in the waterboarding

blog case study. The first section of this chapter outlines Wendy Brown’s theories connected to

the process of political idealization. The second section maps the process of political idealization

within the context of the waterboarding blog case study. The second section is broken into three

additional sub-sections each representing a stage in the political idealization process.

Chapter Three uses Aaron Barlow’s outline of the emergence of the “Celebrity

Journalist” as the premise to provide a partial explanation of why some political subjects are

looking to virtual publics to supplement news media. The main purpose of Chapter Three is to

map how images are used in the CODEPINK and Kaj Larsen video clip.

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