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dc.contributor.authorGhalioum, Ibrahim A.
dc.date.accessioned2020-03-30T19:42:15Z
dc.date.available2020-03-30T19:42:15Z
dc.date.issued2019-05
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/10943
dc.descriptionMaster's Project (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2019en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study uses textual analysis and network mapping in order to understand the rhetoric surrounding Phoenicianism in modern day Lebanon, using 1,336 data points from a political discussion forum. The ability of rhetoric grounded in science to persuade others of genetically essentialist views is examined, as well as the ability of social constructionism to naturally resist such rhetoric. We identify common themes found in our data set, the use of science based ethos in Phoenicianist rhetoric, and the growth (or lack thereof) of the Phoenicianist network in order to answer this question. Our research indicates that science based rhetoric and science based proofs do not lead to the growth of a network through the persuasion of others. This also presents us with some interesting opportunities for future research, such as the reasons why Phoenicianism failed to create long lasting identity change in Lebanon. A study on the various environmental factors that resulted in this instance of failed rhetoric could shine a light on the importance of demographics when it comes to successfully creating social movements.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titleSearch for identity in post-war Lebanon: Arab vs Phoenicianen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
dc.identifier.departmentDepartment of Communication and Journalismen_US
dc.contributor.chairTaylor, Karen M.
dc.contributor.committeeHum, Rich
dc.contributor.committeeDeCaro, Peter
refterms.dateFOA2020-03-30T19:42:16Z


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