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Zines in Third Space

Radical Cooperation and Borderlands Rhetoric

Adela C. Licona

Publication Year: 2012

Develops third-space theory by engaging with zines produced by feminists and queers of color. Zines in Third Space develops third-space theory with a practical engagement in the subcultural space of zines as alternative media produced specifically by feminists and queers of color. Adela C. Licona explores how borderlands’ rhetorics function in feminist, and queer of-color zines to challenge dominant knowledges as well as normativitizing mis/representations. Licona characterizes these zines as third-space sites of borderlands rhetorics revealing dissident performances, disruptive rhetorical acts, and coalitions that effect new cultural, political, economic, and sexual configurations.

Published by: State University of New York Press

Title Page, Copyright

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pp. 2-7


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pp. vii-viii


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pp. ix-x

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Acknowledgments for the Gifts of Knowledge

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pp. xi-xvi

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. ...

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1. Borderlands Rhetorics and Third‑Space Sites

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pp. 1-26

This book is about borderlands rhetorics, third spaces, and zines. Not all zines, of course, because while they share several characteristics, they also vary widely in their formats, politics, themes, languages, and distribution channels. All zines, from skinhead and suburban titles to those catering to anarchists, lesbians, and riot grrrls, ...

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2. The Role of Imagination in Challenging Everyday Dominations: Articulation at Work in Producing Antiracist and Egalitarian

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pp. 27-64

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 ...

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3. Embodied Intersections: Reconsidering Subject Formation

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pp. 65-98

In her influential essay “Love and Knowledge: Emotion in Feminist Epistemology,” Alison Jaggar calls for the articulation of emotion to theorizing. She argues that emotion is an important part of the production of knowledge and is therefore implicated in all knowledge claims. ...

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4. Queer‑y‑ing Consumption and Production: Critical Inquiries and Third‑Space Subversions

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pp. 99-130

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, ...

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5. Epilogue: Third‑Space Theory and Borderlands Rhetorics

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pp. 131-140

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 ...


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pp. 141-170

Works Cited

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pp. 171-184


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pp. 185-192

E-ISBN-13: 9781438443737
Print-ISBN-13: 9781438443713

Page Count: 224
Publication Year: 2012