Zines in Third Space: Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric

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 Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color.Zines in Third Space develops third-space theory with a practical engagement in the subcultural space of zines as alternative media produced specifically by feminists and queers of color. Adela C. Licona explores how borderlands rhetorics function in feminist and queer of-color zines to challenge dominant knowledges as well as normativitizing mis/representations. Licona characterizes these zines as third-space sites of borderlands rhetorics revealing dissident performances, disruptive rhetorical acts, and coalitions that effect new cultural, political, economic, and sexual configurations.
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Adela C. Licona is Associate Professor of English at the University of Arizona. She is the coeditor (with Robbin D. Crabtree and David Alan Sapp) of Feminist Pedagogy: Looking Back to Move Forward. 

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SUNY Press
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Published on
Oct 31, 2012
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Pages
207
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ISBN
9781438443737
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Language
English
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Genres
ART / Film & Video
Language Arts & Disciplines / Communication Studies
Law / Jurisprudence
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Reference
Performing Arts / Film & Video / General
Performing Arts / Film / General
Social Science / Discrimination & Race Relations
Social Science / Feminism & Feminist Theory
Social Science / Gender Studies
Social Science / Media Studies
Social Science / Women's Studies
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