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dc.contributor.author Dueck, Dora en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-07-12T17:45:56Z
dc.date.available 2007-07-12T17:45:56Z
dc.date.issued 2001-03-01T00:00:00Z en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1993/2468
dc.description Mennonites en_US
dc.description Periodicals en_US
dc.description Mennonites en_US
dc.description Social life and customs en_US
dc.description Communication en_US
dc.description Mennonites en_US
dc.description Periodiques en_US
dc.description Mennonites en_US
dc.description Moeurs et coutumes en_US
dc.description Communication en_US
dc.description Aspect social en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis analyzes the 'Zionsbote', a weekly religious periodical serving Mennonite Brethren in America and Russia, as communication. The parts of the communication transaction (producer, receiver, medium, content, and effects) are delineated and given context, and their convergence is observed. The central question is: what was happening as this little paper was being written and read week after week? 'Zionsbote' communication engaged with matters of time and space through the pervasive discourse of journey. The Mennonite Brethren in this period were deeply marked by the experience of migration. This reality shaped the discourse. At the same time, the transportable, paper, print medium of the 'Zionsbote' constructed a new "imagined" community. Travel writing negotiated the new experiences of time and space. A narrative of spiritual pilgrimage continuously drew attention to the time and place when all would be together in one "home". Second, 'Zionsbote' communication revealed an overlap of Mennonite Brethren practices of orality and literacy. Third, 'Zionsbote' communication contributed to the formation of the group's identity through the reading and writing of stories. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) en_US
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dc.language en en_US
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.title Print, text, community, a study of communication in the Zionsbote, a Mennonite weekly, between 1884 and 1906 en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/masterThesis
dc.degree.discipline History en_US
dc.degree.level Master of Arts (M.A.) en_US


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