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Bad Faith Rhetorics in Online Discourses of Race, Gender, Class, and Sexuality

Abstract This dissertation theorizes Bad Faith Rhetorics, or, rhetorical gestures that work to derail, block, or otherwise stymy knowledge-building efforts. This work explores the ways that interventions against existing social hierarchies (i.e., feminist and antiracist interventions) build knowledge (that is, are epistemologically active), and the ways that bad faith rhetorics derail such interventions. This dissertation demonstrates how bad faith rhetorics function to defend the status quo, with its social stratification by race, gender, class, and other intersectional axes of identity. Bad faith argumentative maneuvers are abundant in online environments. Consequently, this dissertation offers two case studies of the comment sections of two TED T... (more)
Created Date 2019
Contributor Fulton-Babicke, Holly Lynn (Author) / Goggin, Maureen (Advisor) / Miller, Keith (Committee member) / Brouwer, Daniel (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Rhetoric / Web studies / Bad Faith / Digital Rhetorics / Epistemologies / Gender / Race / TED Talks
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 208 pages
Language English
Note Doctoral Dissertation English 2019
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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