Reconceptualizing the United Nations: Social Change in the Age of Globalization

By Marilyn J. Matelski and Nancy Lynch Street.

Published by The Humanities Collection

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This essay focuses on the influence of American foreign policy on UN deliberations in world affairs, using Kenneth Burke’s dramatistic theory and pentadic analysis.

Keywords: United Nations, American foreign policy, Utopia, Social change, Globalization, Dramatism, Pentad

International Journal of the Humanities, Volume 2, Issue 1. Article: Electronic (PDF File; 282.303KB). Article: Print (Spiral Bound).

Dr. Nancy Lynch Street

Professor, Communication Studies Department, Bridgewater State University, South Easton, MA, USA

Dr. Nancy Lynch Street is a full professor of Communication Studies at Bridgewater State University (BSU), Bridgewater, MA. Over the past thirty years, Street has served twice as the Exchange Professor from BSU to Shanxi Teacher’s University in Linfen, in addition to numerous other China-related projects in the United States and in China. She has received two Fulbright Study Group awards (to Taiwan, South Korea and the PRC) and one Fulbright Senior Specialist grant to consult with Beijing Jiaotong University. In addition to developing curriculum, with emphasis on theory, Intercultural Communication and Globalization, Street has served as Graduate Coordinator, Department Chairperson and Coordinator of the Center for Research and Learning (CART). She has also traveled throughout Greece, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, Mexico and Cuba. Using participant observation, interviewing and ethnography she has co-authored multiple books on China, war and film and social change. Her first book, In Search of Red Buddha: Higher Education in China After Mao Zedong, 1985-1990 was reissued in 2004. Currently, Dr. Street’s latest book (co-authored with Dr. Marilyn Matelski of Boston College, entitled Web of Confucius was issued in 2009.


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