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Text analysis of Maxpark and LiveJournal Russia: How is the evaluation of modern femininity and masculinity discussed in Russian blogs

  • Author / Creator
    Dergacheva, Elena L
  • This thesis focuses on text analysis of Russian speaking blogs with the goal to examine critically discussions of femininity and masculinity in modern Russian society. The data corpora are comprised of blogs and comment entries from websites Maxpark.com and LiveJournal Russia. The central question of this research asks if the degree of patriarchal values remains higher in the evaluation of femininity concepts in comparison to masculinity. A combination of quantitative and qualitative approaches is used in data analysis to detect key topics of discussion within the research question. The quantitative modes of inquiry in this research are such methods of text analysis as keyword extraction, collocations, feature extraction (sentiment analysis) and text visualization. The qualitative part includes classic literary and linguistic analysis together with intuition.

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  • Graduation date
    2014-11
  • Type of Item
    Thesis
  • Degree
    Master of Arts
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/R3TW9P
  • License
    This thesis is made available by the University of Alberta Libraries with permission of the copyright owner solely for non-commercial purposes. This thesis, or any portion thereof, may not otherwise be copied or reproduced without the written consent of the copyright owner, except to the extent permitted by Canadian copyright law.
  • Language
    English
  • Institution
    University of Alberta
  • Degree level
    Master's
  • Department
    • Humanities Computing
    • Department of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies
  • Supervisor / co-supervisor and their department(s)
    • Dr. Geoffrey Rockwell (Humanities Computing), Dr. Peter A. Rolland (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
  • Examining committee members and their departments
    • Dr. Peter A. Rolland (Modern Languages and Cultural Studies)
    • Harvey Quamen (Humanities Computing)