Date of Award
Doctor of Philosophy
Diane Price Herndl
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.
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Adela C. Licona
Licona, Adela C., "Third space sites, subjectivities and discourses: reimagining the representational potentials of (b)orderlands' rhetorics " (2005). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 1574.