Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Vincent Lyon-Callo
Dr. Laura Spielvogel
Dr. Kristina Wirtz
pregnancy, rhetoric, gender, religion, imagery
Masters Thesis-Open Access
This study presents and alternative approach to how pregnancy is interpreted in western society and how settings such as a pregnancy center both challenges and reinforces these social standards. The promotion of abstinence, the aversion to abortion, notions of truth and morality, religious narratives, and the standard of care are all integral components to this analysis of pregnancy, language, and culture.
Postma, Jessica, "A Discursive Analysis of a Pregnancy Center: How Pregnant Women Are Encouraged to Develop a Sense of Self-Worth and Emotional Wellbeing Through the Use of Rhetoric and Imagery" (2013). Master's Theses. 159.