Feminisms, Rhetorics, and the Polemics of State-Sanctioned Marriage

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Title:
Feminisms, Rhetorics, and the Polemics of State-Sanctioned Marriage
Author:
Crump, Adrienne
Issue Date:
2013
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
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Abstract:
This dissertation contributes to the discipline by demonstrating successful and productive incorporation of feminist research methods and methodologies in rhetorical studies and the application of the rhetorical arts to feminist projects. Specifically this dissertation examines the history of state-sanctioned marriage in the US and its contribution to normative discourses of family that problematically inform public policies and mainstream arguments directed at some working and parenting women struggling to care for their families and provide for them economically. Through feminist rhetorical analyses of congressional testimony on welfare; feminist rhetorics on women, work, family, and economics; and narratives of women's lived experiences derived from an interview-based study, this project renders visible and disrupts mechanizations of privilege and oppression deployed through hegemonic discourses on marriage and family. It concludes that feminist rhetorical scholars are uniquely trained and therefore called upon to address inequities promulgated through national attachment to state-sanctioned marriage and normative models of family.
Type:
text; Electronic Dissertation
Keywords:
Feminism; Feminist Rhetorical Studies; Liberal Feminism; Rhetoric; Third-Wave Feminism; English; Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Degree Name:
Ph.D.
Degree Level:
doctoral
Degree Program:
Graduate College; English
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Advisor:
Miller, Thomas P.

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dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.titleFeminisms, Rhetorics, and the Polemics of State-Sanctioned Marriageen_US
dc.creatorCrump, Adrienneen_US
dc.contributor.authorCrump, Adrienneen_US
dc.date.issued2013-
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis dissertation contributes to the discipline by demonstrating successful and productive incorporation of feminist research methods and methodologies in rhetorical studies and the application of the rhetorical arts to feminist projects. Specifically this dissertation examines the history of state-sanctioned marriage in the US and its contribution to normative discourses of family that problematically inform public policies and mainstream arguments directed at some working and parenting women struggling to care for their families and provide for them economically. Through feminist rhetorical analyses of congressional testimony on welfare; feminist rhetorics on women, work, family, and economics; and narratives of women's lived experiences derived from an interview-based study, this project renders visible and disrupts mechanizations of privilege and oppression deployed through hegemonic discourses on marriage and family. It concludes that feminist rhetorical scholars are uniquely trained and therefore called upon to address inequities promulgated through national attachment to state-sanctioned marriage and normative models of family.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Dissertationen_US
dc.subjectFeminismen_US
dc.subjectFeminist Rhetorical Studiesen_US
dc.subjectLiberal Feminismen_US
dc.subjectRhetoricen_US
dc.subjectThird-Wave Feminismen_US
dc.subjectEnglishen_US
dc.subjectCharlotte Perkins Gilmanen_US
thesis.degree.namePh.D.en_US
thesis.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.advisorMiller, Thomas P.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberEnos, Theresaen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberLicona, Adela C.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMountford, Roxanneen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberMiller, Thomas P.en_US
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