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SILENT OUTSIDERS: SEARCHING FOR QUEER IDENTITY IN COMPOSITION READERS

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2006
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ABSTRACT This study searches twenty composition readers' table of contents for the degree of inclusivity of queer people and issues. Four means of erasure are labeled as possible erasing of queer identity: presuming heteronormativity, overt homophobia, perpetuating tokenism, and pathologizing queer identity. The presence of other differences are compared to the number of times that queer identity is referenced in the table of contents. The final portion of the analysis examines the two most inclusive composition readers to understand more clearly how the readers present queer individuals and issues. In a sense, I want to explore the question of how often queer people are discussed or addressed and in what forms within these composition readers. My hope is to develop a means for instructors and students to investigate whether or not, and in what ways a composition reader prescribes presence for the queer individual.
Title: SILENT OUTSIDERS: SEARCHING FOR QUEER IDENTITY IN COMPOSITION READERS.
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Name(s): Duncan, Travis, Author
Wallace, David, Committee Chair
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2006
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: ABSTRACT This study searches twenty composition readers' table of contents for the degree of inclusivity of queer people and issues. Four means of erasure are labeled as possible erasing of queer identity: presuming heteronormativity, overt homophobia, perpetuating tokenism, and pathologizing queer identity. The presence of other differences are compared to the number of times that queer identity is referenced in the table of contents. The final portion of the analysis examines the two most inclusive composition readers to understand more clearly how the readers present queer individuals and issues. In a sense, I want to explore the question of how often queer people are discussed or addressed and in what forms within these composition readers. My hope is to develop a means for instructors and students to investigate whether or not, and in what ways a composition reader prescribes presence for the queer individual.
Identifier: CFE0001413 (IID), ucf:47051 (fedora)
Note(s): 2006-12-01
M.A.
Arts and Humanities, Department of English
Masters
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Subject(s): composition
queer theory
gay and lesbian studies
rhetoric
rhetoric and composition
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0001413
Restrictions on Access: public
Host Institution: UCF

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