Graduation Year


Date of Thesis Acceptance

Fall 12-9-2016

Major Department or Program

Rhetoric Studies


Heather Hayes


This paper explores the organization and mediation achieved by rhetoric as a discipline in its theorization of practices. Under particular consideration are practices of working class organization when confronting neoliberalism and strategizing methods of resistance to capital. The material status of affect and the role of agency in the organization of affects are questions addressed by this paper via a reading of the text The Call anonymously authored by “The Invisible Committee.”

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Comité invisible -- l'appel -- Political aspects, Materialism -- Study and teaching -- Analysis, Affect (Psychology) -- Themes and motives -- Classification, Immanence (Philosophy) -- History -- Examinations, Whitman College -- Dissertation collection 2017 -- Rhetoric Studies

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Rhetoric Commons



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