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Attack of the 50-foot social justice warrior: the discursive construction of SJW memes as the monstrous feminine
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-03-21)
This essay considers the origin and meaning of “social justice warrior” (SJW) memes. Despite each term within the phrase suggesting potentially positive connotations, we argue that as deployed within “alt-right” communities, ...
Subduing Attitude Polarization? How Partisan News May Not Affect Attitude Polarization for Online Publics
(Association for Politics and the Life Sciences, 2018-05-02)
Researchers have sought to understand the effects of likeminded versus contrary news exposure on attitude polarization, which can be a threat to democracy. Yet, the online news environment offers opportunities for exposure ...
Cognitive effects of social media use: A case of older adults
(SAGE Publications, 2018-07-19)
Research on the effects of social media use at older ages has largely focused on social benefits. Yet, participation in these new media forms may result in other favorable outcomes, such as improved cognitive functioning. ...
Different Paths, Different Voices: The Historical Contexts of Women’s and Minorities’ Access to Broadcasting
(Taylor & Francis, 2018-01-02)
This essay extends Susan Carter’s (2004) models of women’s access to broadcasting to include racial and ethnic minorities. It investigates the different historical contexts of female and minority access to commercial ...