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dc.contributor.advisorStuckey, Zosha, 1971-
dc.contributor.authorCarr, Jolene
dc.contributor.programTowson University. Professional Writing Program
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-17T19:17:04Z
dc.date.available2015-12-17T19:17:04Z
dc.date.issued2015-02-16
dc.date.submitted2014-12
dc.description(M.A.) -- Towson University, 2014.
dc.description.abstractBaltimoreans often trace their ethnic roots back to the nineteenth century immigrants who settled along the city's eastside. While the community associates Polish immigrant women with canneries and culture clubs, they typically overlook these locations in mainstream discourse for their association with everyday practices. However, examining spaces of work and leisure reveal traditional roles as powerful rhetorical devices. This thesis situates traditionally feminine sites alongside dominant landmarks in order to form a more inclusive collective identity, and explores how Baltimore Polish women accessed the public sphere through socially accepted maternal, domestic, and benevolent acts in canneries and ethnic organizations like the Polish Women's Alliance.
dc.description.tableofcontentsWstep = Introduction -- Dead ends leading to multiple paths: the rhetoric of memory and walking: a tour of Baltimore's Polonia -- To organize is just the way of her people: rhetorical strategies of women's groups in Baltimore's Polonia -- Cultural preserves: Baltimore's Polish women canners and bean pickers and the rhetoric of collaboration -- Zakonczenie = Conclusion.
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dc.format.extentv, 58 pages
dc.genretheses
dc.identifierdoi:10.13016/M2FB04
dc.identifier.otherTF2014Carr
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11603/1882
dc.language.isoeng
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dc.titleThe rhetorical sites of Polonian women's collaboration and consciousness-building in Baltimore: in factories and agriculture, they worked and gave strength to our culture
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