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dc.contributor.authorNekrassova, Dina V.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-03T02:26:49Z
dc.date.available2015-12-03T02:26:49Z
dc.date.issued2002-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11122/6251
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.) University of Alaska Fairbanks, 2002en_US
dc.description.abstractThis study employs narrative methodology to develop an understanding of meanings people make of their gossiping experiences. Four theoretical approaches are identified in the review of literature: functionalistic approach, gossip as information management, and gossip as a social form of discreet indiscretion which extended as a basis for examining gossiping as a communication experience. Four themes emerged from six narrative interviews, regarding the co-researchers' interpretations of their gossiping experiences: secrecy as a gossiping experience, gossiping as a negative experience, gossiping as a positive experience, and gossiping as being connected. The equivocal nature of gossiping stems from the participants' engagement in two distinct sets of practices out of single set of resources.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.titlePeople's experiences of gossiping: a narrative analysisen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.type.degreemaen_US
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