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dc.contributor.advisor Peuchaud, Sheila
dc.contributor.author Cattane, Valentina
dc.creator Cattane, Valentina
dc.date.accessioned 2012-05-21T08:57:56Z
dc.date.available 2012-05-21T16:00:04Z
dc.date.created 2012 Spring
dc.date.issued 2012-05-21T16:00:04Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dar.aucegypt.edu/handle/10526/3110
dc.description.abstract The current study aimed at investigating Egyptian women's motivations and experiences with blogging as a tool of empowerment. A combined purposive and snowball sample of Egyptian women bloggers was drawn and data, obtained from an online survey, were analyzed using descriptive statistics and non parametric statistics through IBM SPSS Statistics v.19. Statistics revealed a correlation between the motives of Egyptian women bloggers - considered as a form of dis-empowerment - and the gratifications â as a form of empowerment â they get out of blogging. Highly significant correlations were found between the personal motives and the personal gratifications of bloggers, with a relation between the personal and social empowerment, as the two most important elements on the economic and political ones characterizing the empowerment process of Egyptian women bloggers. en
dc.format.medium theses en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.rights Author retains all rights with regard to copyright. en
dc.subject Online social networks--social aspects en
dc.subject Blogs--Social aspects en
dc.subject Women en
dc.subject Egypt en
dc.subject Feminism en
dc.subject Women--Social conditions en
dc.subject.lcsh Thesis (M.A.)--American University in Cairo en
dc.subject.lcsh Online chat groups -- Social aspects -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Blogs -- Social aspects -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Internet -- Social aspects -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Women -- Communication -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Social media -- Political aspects -- Egypt.
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic discussion groups -- Political aspects -- Egypt.
dc.title Egyptian women bloggers: perceptions of empowerment in the online public sphere en
dc.type Text en
dc.subject.discipline Journalism and Mass Communication en
dc.rights.access This item is available en
dc.contributor.department American University in Cairo. Dept. of Journalism and Mass Communication en
dc.description.irb American University in Cairo Institutional Review Board approval has been obtained for this item. en


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