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dc.contributor.advisorAnderson, Karrin Vasby
dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Versha J.
dc.date.accessioned2007-01-03T06:37:00Z
dc.date.available2007-01-03T06:37:00Z
dc.date.submitted2014
dc.identifierAnderson_colostate_0053N_12391.pdf
dc.identifierETDF2014500308COMU
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10217/83877
dc.description2014 Summer
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.
dc.description.abstractThis thesis examines Wangari Maathai's intersectional activism. By assessing her use of metaphor, narrative, and appeals to transcendence, I explore the ways in which her rhetorical integration of the themes of peace, democracy, and the environment function as intersectional activism. This capability is exemplified in Maathai's rhetoric through her merger of the rhetorical strategies to highlight the power of the African people in taking charge of their choices regarding environmental stewardship. Also, this merger focuses on the issues at hand but illustrates their impact on both the people and the landscape in a creative manner that adapts to the voices Maathai represents. Through these rhetorical strategies, Maathai develops persuasive and strategic communication demonstrative of intersectional activism and rhetoric of peace.
dc.format.extent138 pages
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherColorado State University. Libraries
dc.rightsCopyright of the original work is retained by the author.
dc.subjectmetaphor
dc.subjectdemocracy
dc.subjectenvironment
dc.subjectnarrative
dc.subjectpeace
dc.subjecttranscendence
dc.titleIntersectional activism : Wangari Maathai's rhetorical revolution for peace, democracy, and the environment
dc.typeThesis
dc.contributor.committeememberCarcasson, Martin
dc.contributor.committeememberDavis, Sandra
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.disciplineCommunication Studies
thesis.degree.grantorColorado State University


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