Award Date

1-1-1998

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Communication Studies

First Committee Member

Richard Jensen

Number of Pages

123

Abstract

The Alpha group is a faction of the white supremacy movement that has established a virtual presence in cyberspace. Rhetorical strategies of agitation are practiced by the Alpha group on the World Wide Web in an effort to encourage visiting avatars to join the white supremacy movement. This study explores the rhetorical strategies of power and promulgation which Alpha uses in cyberspace. Analysis of Alpha's digital discourse provide an opportunity to understand and evaluate the unique potentials that information technologies such as the World Wide Web bring to the rhetorical environment.

Keywords

Cyberspace; Nhetoric; Power; Rhetorical

Controlled Subject

Rhetoric; Mass media

File Format

pdf

File Size

2836.48 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/kgza-a75y


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