Rebranding Studies Institute

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Research Focus

 The Rebranding Studies Institute (RSI) examines phenomena that are recreated and reintroduced within the American social, cultural, and political context to reinforce established institutions and power structures.  

Principal Investigators

Shandra L. McDonald, DPA, University of La Verne   

Darlesh K. Horn, ABD, University of La Verne  

Primary Research Questions for Each Rebranding Study

1. What system or institution is protected by rebranding? 

2. Who is directly impacted (positively and negatively)? 

3. Who are the unknowing promoters, covert promoters, and overt promoters of rebranding? 

4. What can we predict about the longevity of the rebrand in the current context? 

5. Can the next rebrand of the same issue in a different context be predicted?  

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Rebranding Studies Institute

What has been will be again, what has been done will be done again; there is nothing new under the sun. 

Ecclesiastes 1:9