Thesis references

I managed thesis references separately while writing the main body of my thesis. I kept references in a separate blank document where I used reference tools to sort and store references. As I used references in my writing, I cited them in the text, then switched to a separate document where I typed the information into the form-style entry system of the citations toolbox.

So, here are my references. If you’re looking for information about public policy rhetoric and an analysis of specialist and generalist audiences, you might find some ideas here. Subjects covered are: document design, definition as a subset of naming, ideology of audiences in tokens of the rhetoric, jargon, recycled rhetoric, cultural artifacts and rhetorical ecology, and metaphor/emotional language in public policy rhetoric.

So, all this separation of tasks kept me from knowing how many references I’d actually have when all was said and done. Yikes. Seven pages. Seems a little excessive, but seriously, I read and used all this stuff. On one hand, it does speak to the fact that I’m still getting accustomed to my identity as a scholar–each source I referenced invokes the knowledge of that source and the scholars who informed him/her (Swarts, 2009), and adds to my credibility–according to the theory, anyway.

So, here is my list.


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Meares, J. (2011, January 12). Q&A: Professor of Political Rhetoric Martin J. Medhurst. Columbia Journalism Review: Strong press, strong democracy .

Merone, J., & Kilbreth, E. (2003). Power to the people? Restoring citizen participation. Journal of Health Politics, Policy and Law , 28 (2-3), 271-288.

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Miller, C. (1994). The Cultural Basis of Genre. In A. Freedman, & P. Medway, Genre and the New Rhetoric (pp. 67-78). Bristol, PA: Taylor & Francis.

Morone, J. A. (1998). The democratic wish: Popular participation and the limits of participative government. New Haven, CT, USA: Yale University Press.

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Renn, O., Webler, T., Rakel, H., Dienel, P., & Johnson, B. (1993). Public participation in decision making: A three step procedure. Policy Studies , 26 (3), 189-214.

Rude, C. D. (2004). Toward an expanded concept of rhetorical delivery: The uses of reports in public policy Debates. Technical Communication Quarterly , 13 (3), 271-288.

School Administrator. (1995, May 1). The folly of the school lunch break. School Administrator .

Schriver, K. (1996). Dynamics in document design: Creating text for readers. New York, NY: Wiley.

Siegal, B. E. (2010, December 23). Right-wing commentator on national school lunch program: “Let Them Eat PBJ!”. Retrieved January 2, 2011, from The Lunch Tray:

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Slack, J. D., Miller, D. J., & Doak, J. (1993). “The Technical Communicator as Author:  Meaning, Power, Authority. Journal of Business and Technical Communication , 7 (1), 12-36.

Smith, G. (2003). Deliberative democracy and the environment. London: Routledge.

Stacey, M. (1969). The myth of community studies. British Journal of Sociology , 20 (2), 134-147.

Stemler, S. (2001). An overview of content analysis. Practical Assessment, Research & Evaluation , 7 (17), 1.

Swarts, J. A. (2010). Recycled writing: Assembling actor networks from reusable content. Journal of Business and Technical Communication , 24 (2), pp. 127-163.

Thayer, A., Evans, M., McBride, A., Queen, M., & Spyridakis, J. (2007). Content analysis as a best practice in technical communication research. Technical Writing and Communication , 37 (3), 267-279.

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Thompson, B. (2007, January). The Syllabus as a Communication Document: Constructing and Presenting the Syllabus. Communication Education , 54-71.

Trueman, K. (2010, December 10). How did junk food and obesity become a red state/blue state debate? Retrieved January 2, 2011, from Civil Eats:

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USDAa. (2010, April). USDA Open Government Plan. Retrieved January 2011, from USDA:$file/USDA_Open_Government_Plan_Version1_1.pdf

USDAb. (2010). Direct certification in the National School Lunch Program: State implementation progress school year 2009-2010. Retrieved from USDA:

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