Intersectionality and intelligibility: queer worldmaking in body positivity and fat activism
This thesis analyzes queer rhetoric produced by fat activists Tess Holliday and Ashleigh Shackelford to understand the larger worldmaking projects of body positivity and fat activism. This thesis uses perspectives and assumptions from the fields of queer theory, fat studies, and rhetoric to construct a queer critical framework and orientation for analyzing and understanding the rhetorical strategies employed by these rhetors. Not only does this thesis perform close readings of texts produced by both Holliday and Shackelford to understand and illuminate the queer worlds they rhetorically construct, ...
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