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Disciplining the Transgendered: Brandon Teena, Public Representation, and Normativity
(Western States Communication Association, 2000)
"Apology Made to Whoever Pleases": Cultural Discipline and the Grounds of Interpretation
(Eastern Communication Association, 1994)
After reviewing contemporary cultural and media scholarship that emphasizes the role of audiences in creating resistant readings of texts, this essay suggests that such audience-oriented theories should be re-supplemented ...
"A Van with a Bar and a Bed": Ritualized Gender Norms in the John/Joan Case
(National Communication Association (U.S.), 2000-04)
Through a critical reading of the mass mediated discourse that arose in the wake of the John/Joan or "twins" case, this analysis investigates contemporary iterations of gender performativity, gendered morals and feminism. ...
The Politics of Authenticity in Postmodern Rock Culture: The Case of Negativland and The Letter "U" and the Numeral "2"
(Speech Communication Association, 1998-03)
Based on recent concerns with the notion of authenticity and effective politics in contemporary popular culture and scholarship on culture, this essay uses a case study of the legal and popular controversy surrounding the ...
"What Lips These Lips Have Kissed": Refiguring the Politics of Queer Public Kissing
(National Communication Association (U.S.), 2006-03)
In this essay, we argue that man-on-man kissing, and its representations, have been insufficiently mobilized within apolitical, incremental, and assimilationist pro-gay logics of visibility. In response, we call for a ...
Riding in Cars Between Men
(National Communication Association (U.S.), 2005-09)
Through an analysis of public discourse surrounding two different controversies featuring professional race car driver, Deborah Renshaw, this article foregrounds contemporary relationships between gender and (auto)mobility. ...
The Emperor's New Makeup: Cool Cynicism and Popular Music Criticism
(Bowling Green State University. Dept. of Sociology, 1999)
The Critique of Vernacular Discourse
(Speech Communication Association, 1995-03)
Critical rhetoricians should, by criticizing vernacular discourse, follow the path of those who have discussed the rhetoric of the oppressed. The critique of powerful discourse has broad "historical" impact and therefore ...
"The Parent I Never Had": The Contemporary Construction of Alternatives to Incarceration
(Central States Communication Association (U.S.), 1992)
This essay is developed along two lines. First, I investigate contemporary arguments and public discussions from which the concept of "alternative punishments" is being constructed and speculate about the influence of these ...
Critical Rhetorics of Controversy
(Western States Communication Association, 1999)
We appreciate the opportunity to respond to the many issues raised in Kendall Phillips's (1999a) essay "A Rhetoric of Controversy" and Thomas Goodnight's (1999) essay/response "Mssrs. Dinkins, Rangel and Savage in Colloquy ...