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Resounding the lyrical possibilities for women: Constitutive rhetoric and the ideological dimensions of Hillary Rodham Clinton's discourse

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1997
Summary:
This study articulates and accentuates the possibilities for women as suggested in Hillary Rodham Clinton's discourse on women's rights at the United Nation's Fourth Conference on Women. Such an endeavor is realized via ideological criticism, which emphasizes the ethical and political implications of discourse. Concepts which inform my analysis include constitutive rhetoric, the Second Persona, and the Third Persona. These tools help discover how Hillary constituted women while in China and expose the gender ideology that grounded her discourse. Her discursive fragments suggest that women's place in the world centers on their place in the family and men's place centers in the public domain. Traditional meanings of women and men are advanced and their rearticulation is hindered. If a meaningful emancipated community is to be realized, we must reconsider our conceptions of both women and men and evoke the power of subversive discourse.
Title: Resounding the lyrical possibilities for women: Constitutive rhetoric and the ideological dimensions of Hillary Rodham Clinton's discourse.
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Name(s): Payne, Julee Ann.
Florida Atlantic University, Degree grantor
Mulvaney, Becky, Thesis advisor
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Electronic Thesis Or Dissertation
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 1997
Publisher: Florida Atlantic University
Place of Publication: Boca Raton, Fla.
Physical Form: application/pdf
Extent: 126 p.
Language(s): English
Summary: This study articulates and accentuates the possibilities for women as suggested in Hillary Rodham Clinton's discourse on women's rights at the United Nation's Fourth Conference on Women. Such an endeavor is realized via ideological criticism, which emphasizes the ethical and political implications of discourse. Concepts which inform my analysis include constitutive rhetoric, the Second Persona, and the Third Persona. These tools help discover how Hillary constituted women while in China and expose the gender ideology that grounded her discourse. Her discursive fragments suggest that women's place in the world centers on their place in the family and men's place centers in the public domain. Traditional meanings of women and men are advanced and their rearticulation is hindered. If a meaningful emancipated community is to be realized, we must reconsider our conceptions of both women and men and evoke the power of subversive discourse.
Identifier: 9780591625073 (isbn), 15506 (digitool), FADT15506 (IID), fau:12270 (fedora)
Collection: FAU Electronic Theses and Dissertations Collection
Note(s): Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters
Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1997.
Subject(s): Clinton, Hillary Rodham
Narration (Rhetoric)
World Conference on Women--(4th :--1995 :--Peking, China)
Women's rights--China
Rhetoric--Political aspects--United States
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