This project explores three different forms of discourse in American drag queen culture. It seeks to understand different ways that drag queen culture heals itself, is misrepresented in modern media, and how drag discourse is an opportunity to engage in public learning. By employing rhetorical methods of social circulation, restorative healing, and rhetorical space, it becomes clear that drag queen culture has much to offer the field of composition and rhetoric in that it is a largely unexplored discourse in Queer and cultural rhetorics.
|Advisor:||Sias, Reva E|
|Commitee:||Wang, Bo, Beynon, John|
|School:||California State University, Fresno|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||MAI 81/10(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Rhetoric, LGBTQ studies, Gender studies|
|Keywords:||Camp, Drag queen, Drag Queen Story Hour, Paris Is Burning, Queer, RuPaul|
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