Degree Type

Dissertation

Date of Award

2005

Degree Name

Doctor of Philosophy

Department

English

First Advisor

Carl Herndl

Second Advisor

Diane Price Herndl

Abstract

This dissertation identifies feminist third-space (both/and) consciousness in academic and non-academic contexts. Although dissimilar, both academic discourses and zines (self-published magazines) are comprised of complex rhetorical performances with implications for feminist practices of representation and the re-production of meaning. This dissertation analyzes academic third-space sites resulting from the crossing of disciplinary borders and activist zines as examples of nonacademic third space, with particular emphasis on representations of bodies and sexualities. Zines reveal (1) the transformative potentials beyond gender binaries; (2) the importance of revisioning histories; (3) the practices of what I term "reverso" (critical reversals of the normative gaze); (4) the deployment of "(e)motion" as embodied resistance; (5) the emergence of a coalitional consciousness and practices of articulation that have the potential to interrupt and reconfigure consumption patterns; and (6) the creation and mobilization of communities for social justice.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/rtd-180813-192

Publisher

Digital Repository @ Iowa State University, http://lib.dr.iastate.edu

Copyright Owner

Adela C. Licona

Language

en

Proquest ID

AAI3184632

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

271 pages

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