Articulating a decolonial materialist rhetoric.

dc.contributor.advisorGerber, Matthew G.
dc.creatorMichael, Robert Joshua, 1995-
dc.date.accessioned2019-07-29T15:02:50Z
dc.date.available2019-07-29T15:02:50Z
dc.date.created2019-05
dc.date.issued2019-04-24
dc.date.submittedMay 2019
dc.date.updated2019-07-29T15:02:50Z
dc.description.abstractThis thesis is preoccupied with challenging the way current rhetoricians approach criticism of Native discourse, that which is produced within and by Native communities. Beginning with Ronald Greene’s “A Materialist Rhetoric,” this thesis injects Native intellectual scholarship into the field of rhetoric, forming what I call a decolonial materialist rhetoric. A decolonial materialist rhetoric issues two unique challenges to the field of rhetoric. The first posits a new style of criticism that demonstrates why one should no longer be satisfied with scholarship that simply names Native communities as historical objects. The second challenge of a decolonial materialist rhetoric is directed at the rhetorician, challenging their disembodied approach to criticism. Throughout this project I will challenge previous scholars’ views of Native discourse, provide counter narratives of Native mythology, and charge rhetoricians with a new purpose as academics.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2104/10708
dc.language.isoen
dc.rights.accessrightsWorldwide access
dc.subjectRhetoric. Settler Colonialism. Trickster.
dc.titleArticulating a decolonial materialist rhetoric.
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.materialtext
thesis.degree.departmentBaylor University. Dept. of Communication.
thesis.degree.grantorBaylor University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameM.A.

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