publication . Doctoral thesis . 2013

The Rhetorical Making of the Asian/Asian American Face: Reading and Writing Asian Eyelids

Sano-Franchini, Jennifer;
Open Access English
  • Published: 01 May 2013
  • Publisher: ProQuest, UMI Dissertations Publishing
  • Country: United States
Abstract
In The Rhetorical Making of the Asian/Asian American Face: Reading and Writing Asian Eyelids, I examine representations of East Asian blepharoplasty in online video in order to gain a sense of how cultural values change over time. Drawing on scholarship in and around rhetorical theory, cultural rhetorics, Asian American rhetoric, cultural studies, Asian American studies, and postcolonial theory alongside qualitative data analysis of approximately fifty videos and the numerous viewer comments that accompany them, this study is a rhetorical analysis of the discourse on East Asian blepharoplasty in online video. These videos--ranging from mass media excerpts and ne...
Subjects
free text keywords: Asian American rhetoric, cultural rhetorics, digital rhetoric, Asian American studies, language, literature and linguistics, social sciences, rhetorical theory, writing, multimodal composition
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