Dr. Matelski has been at Boston College since 1978. She has authored/co-authored fourteen books, combining her interests in intercultural/international communication, cultural diversity and media studies.

(See my biography page for more information).


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

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.

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China's Second “Cultural Revolution”: The Cyberspace Challenge

Internet use in the “new” China has prompted dramatic challenges to national identity and information exchange. This essay addresses some of these issues.

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Minorities in the Mainstream: Preserving Roma Cultural Identity in Hungary Through Radio “C”

Mass media can contribute significantly to the cultural sustainability of nomadic cultures, as evidenced with Budapest Radio C's inception in 2001. This essay traces the community station's evolution and impact.

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The Funhouse Mirror: U.S. Soap Opera Images Abroad

This essay explores the predominantly unintended cultural portrait of the United States through soap opera exportation, using the frameworks of cultivation theory and selectivity.

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The Web of Confucius: Evolution and Revolution in Chinese Higher Education

Extrapolating, adapting, and charting Confucian ideals through several historic eras, the authors use a systems theory-based web model to demonstrate cultural influences on Chinese higher education.

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Deng Xiaoping Greets “The Duke”: The Evolution of American Studies in China

This essay explores the evolution of American Studies curricula in China from 1978-2010, utilizing participant observation, historical critical research, personal interviews and library resources.

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Online “Connections”: Teaching Family Communication as a Hybrid Course

Teaching family communication as an online "hybrid" can be an effective way to best present topic issues. This essay addresses both strengths and weaknesses with the in-class/technological approach.

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Halliburton: Cementing Wells and Relationships

Focusing specifically on Halliburton’s involvement in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill, this paper explores both crisis communication as well as corporate responsibility.

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The Passamaquoddy Indians: Casinos, Controversy, and Creative Apparel

This paper highlights Maine’s Passamaquoddy Indians—despite “racino” failures—still successful entrepreneurs in diversified joint ventures, including chemical protective military apparel. But at what cost to their cultural survival?

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Published online: August 22, 2014

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