Date of Award

1-1-2017

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A.

Department

Human Communications

First Advisor

Bernadette M. Calafell

Keywords

Autoethnography, Performance, Queer

Abstract

Shapeshifting lore has provided a rich and evocative way to explore human experiences across many different cultures. This author utilizes the mythology of selkies to unpack the perspective of a white queer woman who is dealing with issues of racial privilege, heteronormativity, and patriarchal oppression. Utilizing performative writing and autoethnographic method, the author creates an argument for the integration of intersectional practices within the work of queer theorists, as well as for resistance against assimilation.

Provenance

Recieved from ProQuest

Rights holder

Sophie Jones

File size

65 p.

File format

application/pdf

Language

en

Discipline

Communication, LGBTQ studies

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