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Assembling Global (Non)Belongings: Settler Colonial Memoryscapes and the Rhetorical Frontiers of Whiteness in the US Southwest, Christians United for Israel, and FEMEN

Abstract Scholars of rhetoric, critical intercultural communication, and gender studies have offered productive analyses of how discourses of terror and national security are rooted in racialized juxtapositions between "East" against "West, or "us" and "them." Less frequently examined are the ways that the contemporary marking of terrorist bodies as "savage" Others to whiteness and western modernity are rooted in settler colonial histories and expansions of US and Anglo-European democracy. Informed by the rhetorical study of publics and public memory, critical race/whiteness studies, and transnational and Indigenous feminisms, this dissertation examines how memoryscapes of civilization and its Others circ... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Chevrette, Roberta (Author) / Brouwer, Daniel C. (Advisor) / Leong, Karen J. (Committee member) / Hess, Aaron (Committee member) / Nakayama, Thomas (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Communication / Rhetoric / Gender studies / assemblage theory / difference / public memory / settler colonialism / transnational belongings / whiteness
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 307 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Communication 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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