Author ORCID Identifier
Year of Publication
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Communication and Information
Dr. Kimberly A. Parker
Dr. Chike Anyaegbunam
Women who secretly warn one another via informal communications about men in their environment who may engage in some kind of misconduct are participating in a whisper network. This dissertation employs the narrative paradigm to understand how these networks function in the context of professional actors. Interviews conducted with actors who have worked in a variety of communities were analyzed in order to better understand how whisper networks function as warning systems that must be created because conventional means of protection may not exist or be trusted in their industry.
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)
Carter, Richard Edward, "“IT’S THE ONLY THING WE HAVE”: WHISPER NETWORKS AMONG WOMEN THEATRE ACTORS" (2021). Theses and Dissertations--Communication. 97.