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(Un)Doing The Process: Title Ix, Legal Rhetoric & The Possibilities For Critical Consent, Samantha Grainger West Jan 2019

(Un)Doing The Process: Title Ix, Legal Rhetoric & The Possibilities For Critical Consent, Samantha Grainger West

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Confronted with panicked discourse around the statistics that 1 in 4 women, 6% of men, and 1 in 2 trans* students will experience sexual assault during their time in college, the U.S. Department of Education revisited 1972 law Title IX, and qualified sexual assault as creating a hostile learning environment on the basis of gender. Since then, a backlash has emerged, in which male Title IX violators are suing the colleges that expelled them. Using narrative criticism, this thesis examines four of these lawsuits with a specific focus on their complaints of lack of due process and gender discrimination ...


Frontiersmen Are The “Real Men” In Trump’S America: Hegemonic Masculinity At Work On U.S. Cable’S Version Of Blue-Collar Reality, Shannon Eileen Marie O'Sullivan Jan 2017

Frontiersmen Are The “Real Men” In Trump’S America: Hegemonic Masculinity At Work On U.S. Cable’S Version Of Blue-Collar Reality, Shannon Eileen Marie O'Sullivan

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

The emergence and popularity of the so-called “blue-collar reality shows” on U.S. cable networks in the past decade provide a critical point of entry for understanding the intersecting relationships between race, gender, social class, and hegemonic constructions of individualism and “authenticity” in U.S. culture and electoral politics. These series center on white, male, heteronormative, working-class subjects whose shared structural location in a class-stratified society remains sublimated in favor of narrative frameworks that emphasize their perceived status as “real men.” These subjects are not configured as raced, gendered, and classed, but as “neutral” or “normal” in relation to these ...


Documenting Transition, Transforming Gender: The Worldmaking Work Of Trans Men On Youtube, Ace Jordan Eckstein Jan 2016

Documenting Transition, Transforming Gender: The Worldmaking Work Of Trans Men On Youtube, Ace Jordan Eckstein

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Through analyzing videos from five trans men’s YouTube transition channels, this thesis amplifies the voices of trans men, arguing that trans men on YouTube engage in a project of queer worldmaking. Each chapter traces one mode of queer worldmaking. First, documentation of transition via YouTube constitutes a complex temporality where past, present, and future intertwine to disrupt a normative, teleological understanding of transition. Second, the counterpublic nature of the transmasculine YouTube community allows for the constitution of alternative gender norms, which in turn allow for trans men to be intelligible through, rather than despite of, their transness. Finally, the ...


Only God Can Judge Me: The Politics Of Social Change At Victory Outreach Church, Wayne M. Freeman Jan 2015

Only God Can Judge Me: The Politics Of Social Change At Victory Outreach Church, Wayne M. Freeman

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

Victory Outreach is a mostly Chican@ Protestant Church, with substantial African American membership in some congregations, which has grown rapidly in past few decades. Targeting mostly gang members and those battling drug or alcohol addiction for potential membership, “VO” espouses mostly mainstream American values, specifically oriented towards the urban poor and especially men, and drawing on cultural elements including hip hop culture, low rider car culture, gang and prison culture, and cholo culture. Using mostly interviews and participant observation focusing particularly on men at a Victory Outreach congregation in Denver, CO, this project describes the ways that men at Victory ...


Disrupting Race, Claiming Colonization: Collective Remembering And Rhetorical Colonialism In Negotiating (Native) American Identities In The U.S., Christy-Dale L. Sims Jan 2013

Disrupting Race, Claiming Colonization: Collective Remembering And Rhetorical Colonialism In Negotiating (Native) American Identities In The U.S., Christy-Dale L. Sims

Communication Graduate Theses & Dissertations

This critical rhetorical critique interrogates rhetorics of memory in negotiations of national identity, especially as they address race and colonialism. We need to rethink race in more complex ways that disrupt homogenous conceptions of who belongs in the U.S., instead embracing the possibilities offered in those liminal spaces of racial national identities, such as (Native)American. Doing so requires acknowledging the reverberations of past rhetorics in contemporary sense-making and how those echoes vary across communities. In exploring how we (mis)remember race and colonization in relation to nation, my concern lies in exposing some of the persistent rhetorical strategies ...