Authentically ambiguous, credibly anonymous: Perceptually reframing the personal narrative towards effective persuasion in aggressive human rights contexts

Kuga Thas, Angela Marianne (2015) Authentically ambiguous, credibly anonymous: Perceptually reframing the personal narrative towards effective persuasion in aggressive human rights contexts. Professional Doctorate by Creative Works, Queensland University of Technology.

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Abstract

Testing the strategies of discourse and materiality, this practice-based and practice-led research experiments with how anonymous storytelling by vulnerable communities, like that of the sexual minorities and their allies in Malaysia, can better speak to their human rights issues without further subjecting them to personal attacks and targetted persecution. The research identifies the critical role of the voice in lending authenticity and credibility to first person narratives; and contextual credibility as a form of credibility which personal stories naturally aspire to achieve with audiences. Adopting a discursive view of persuasion and recognising too that the power of persuasion may in effect lie with those who receive these stories rather than with those who tell them, the insights and knowledge gained from the research informed the development of the field output, Persuasive Storytelling by Vulnerable Communities in Aggressive Contexts: A Human Rights Communication Framework.

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ID Code: 87317
Item Type: QUT Thesis (Professional Doctorate by Creative Works)
Supervisor: Spurgeon, Christina & Light, Ben
Additional Information: The Faculty has granted a permanent embargo for this thesis.
Keywords: resistive narratives, sexual minorities, anonymous storytelling, contextual credibility, aggressive context, human rights, Malaysia, practice-led research, persuasion, authenticity
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Schools > School of Media, Entertainment & Creative Arts
Institution: Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 17 Dec 2015 02:19
Last Modified: 27 May 2016 00:01

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