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dc.contributor LeFebvre, Edith en
dc.contributor Foss-Snowden, Michele en
dc.contributor.advisor Zuckerman, Sean David, 1970- en
dc.contributor.author Kehoe, Kara Leeann en
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-17T15:28:31Z en
dc.date.available 2011-06-17T15:28:31Z en
dc.date.issued 2011-06-17 en
dc.date.submitted 2011-05-03 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10211.9/1114 en
dc.description Thesis (M.A., Communication Studies)--California State University, Sacramento, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract This study illustrates and explains communal identity performance and maintenance as manifested by the participants in the counterculture community at Burning Man. This community is dedicated to countercultural ideals set forth by the Burning Man Organization. This study uses multiple phenomenological and ethnographic methods including in-depth interviews, participant observation, and discourse analysis to investigate, identify and describe how individual behaviors, both verbal and nonverbal, influence the social climate and communal identity of the temporary society of Black Rock City. The study uses the socially constructed community of Burning Man as a prototype of a counterculture environment to develop an understanding of shared maintenance of social norms, values and beliefs specific to counterculture communities. en
dc.description.sponsorship Communication Studies en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Communication Studies en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.subject Communal ideals performance and maintenance en
dc.subject Phenomenological and ethnographic methods en
dc.subject Verbal and nonverbal communication en
dc.subject Temporary and socially constructed society en
dc.title "Burning Man was better next year:" a phenomenology of community identity in the Black Rock counterculture en
dc.type Masters thesis en


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