Weaners and Losers: A Rhetorical Analysis of Advisory Breastfeeding Websites
Date of Award
M.A. in English
Department of English
Advisor: Margaret Strain
Advisor: Tereza Szeghi
This rhetorical analysis examines a selection of weaning advisory articles on BabyCenter and KellyMom websites. Within this analysis, I employ Interpretive Thematic Analysis in order to identify rhetoric that contains praise or blame language. I conclude that several prominent rhetorical themes exist: language that denies agency to mothers, prioritizes child-led weaning, and subordinates the health and emotional needs of the mother.
Rhetoric, Womens Studies, Linguistics, Literature
Copyright 2019, author
Watkins, Emily M., "Weaners and Losers: A Rhetorical Analysis of Advisory Breastfeeding Websites" (2019). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 6938.