Zines in Third Space
Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric
Publication Year: 2012
Published by: State University of New York Press
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Title Page, Copyright
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Acknowledgments for theGifts of Knowledge
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First I would like to acknowledge and thank every zinester whose work I experienced as its own theoretical production and act of public scholarship, and who inspired me to keep it real and write from where and who I am.Efforts to disentangle the strands of knowledge that inform this project take me back to people and places that have been meaningful to me ...
1Borderlands Rhetorics andThird‑Space Sites
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I am participating in the creation of yet another culture, a new story to explain the world and our participation in it, a new value system with images and symbols that connect us to each other and to the planet.This book is about borderlands rhetorics, third spaces, and zines. Not all zines, of course, because while they share several characteristics, they also ...
2The Role of Imagination inChallenging Everyday Dominations
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In her preface to This Bridge We Call Home: Radical Visions for Transformation, Gloria Anzaldúa asserts that imagination “has the capacity to extend us beyond the confines of our skin, situation, and condition” (5). Chandra Mohanty, too, addresses the power and potential of imagination, suggesting that the idea of an imagined community is important because it can move ...
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We can only start from where we are—beings who have been created in a cruelly racist, capitalist, and male‑dominated society that has shaped our bodies and our minds, our perceptions, our values and our emotions, our In her influential essay “Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology,” Alison Jaggar calls for the articulation of emotion to ...
4Queer‑y‑ing Consumptionand Production
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As evidenced in third‑space zines, lived knowledges often inform coalitional work and connectivities and must be acted upon to make change happen. To better understand practices of coalition, solidarity, and subversion, especially as these are undertaken in practices and performances of consumption and production, I continue to pursue a focus on the practices and politics of ...
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As a concept, a methodology, a practice, and a location, third space and borderlands rhetorics intervene in the structures, practices, and implications of dualisms. As I have shown, cultural production in third space reconfigures and reconceives binary structures (and the oppositional dualisms and false dichotomies they imply and impose) as spectrums in order to illuminate ...
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Publication Year: 2012