AnnotatedBibliography - Bibliography 1 Running Head BIBLIOGRAPHY Annotated Bibliography Jillian Misner February 8 2012 Bibliography 2 Barrowclough K

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Bibliography 1 Running Head: BIBLIOGRAPHY Annotated Bibliography Jillian Misner February 8, 2012
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Bibliography 2 Barrowclough, K., White, C. (2011). Negotiating Relational Boundaries in Adult- Adolescent Mentoring Relationships. Southern Communication Journal , 76(2), 137-154. Retrieved from - web.ebscohost.com.dewey2.library.denison.edu/ehost/search/advanced? sid=68679d82-3a5a-4f08-ae40-7664f05f36a4%40sessionmgr15&vid=1&hid=18 This research centers on the communicative processes that happen between adult mentors and teenage mentees in order to establish and maintain a successful relationship. Researchers conducted twenty in-depth interviews between ten pairs of mentors/mentees to further understand the dynamic of their communication. Two key aspects were highlighted: first, defining boundaries for the relationship, and then negotiating any tension between freedom and control within the partnership. The researchers also focused on the intergenerational dynamic between adult and adolescent and how that affected their budding relationships. This article employs the interpretive approach because the interviewers’ goal was to understand and explain the communicative behaviors of the mentors and mentees. Based on the interviews, it was concluded that several areas of tension were unclear expectations from the mentor program and the negotiation aspect of establishing an authoritative, yet friendly relationship. The qualitative analysis of these interviews served as a quasi-ethnography of the subjects because of the desire to understand the communication behaviors with a lot of depth. This is primarily what I took away from the research, that there are certain aspects of this type of relationship that must first be established to allow both parties to open up. However, the limitation of this research, typical of the interpretive approach, is that it excludes the power relations in external forces that could affect the communicative processes, instead only focusing on a small group of people and their behaviors. Brown, C. (2011). Barack Obama as the Great Man: Communicative Constructions of Racial Transcendence in White-Male Elite Discourses. Communication Monographs , 78(4), 535-556. Retrieved from - web.ebscohost.com.dewey2.library.denison.edu/ehost/search/advanced? sid=68679d82-3a5a-4f08-ae40-7664f05f36a4%40sessionmgr15&vid=1&hid=18 The research described in this article looks at dominant ideologies of both racial and political nature in order to understand how President Obama is represented within the White House as a leader. This communication scholar focuses on interview discourses from White-male elites who have first-hand experience with Obama himself. By trying to understand the negotiation of ideologies that get circulated to create a public and private identity of Obama, the researchers are also attempting to improve the way we speak about our President as both a black man and powerful leader. The 16 loosely structured interviews analyzed point to a critical approach of communication. The critical viewpoint
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