A third wave feminist approach to feminist oral history, this research essay blends both the visual and the oral as text. We critique a feminist artist's art along with her words so that her representation can be seen and heard. Focusing on three art pieces, we analyze the artist's body to conceptualize agentic ways to understand the meanings of feminist art and feminist oral history. We offer a third wave feminist approach to feminist oral history as method so that feminists can consider adaptive means for recording oral histories and challenging dominant symbolic order.
Third Wave Feminist Analysis of a Second Wave Feminist's Art: A Feminist Oral History of an Artist's Last Performance
Jennifer A. Zenovich is a doctoral student in the Department of Communication at University of Massachusetts, Amherst. Correspondence to Jennifer A. Zenovich, Department of Communication, University of Massachusetts, N308 Integrative Learning Center, 650 N. Pleasant Street, Amherst, MA 01003, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shane T. Moreman is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at California State University, Fresno. Correspondence to: Shane T. Moreman, Department of Communication Studies, California State University, 5201 N. Maple Avenue, Mail Stop SA 46, Fresno, CA 93740, USA. Email: email@example.com.
Both authors would like to thank Stacy Holman Jones and the anonymous reviewers for their thorough reviews and keen insights. They would also like to thank Roe Borunda (Roetography) for the photographs. Finally, they thank Joyce Aiken, for patiently sharing her important story.
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Jennifer A. Zenovich, Shane T. Moreman; Third Wave Feminist Analysis of a Second Wave Feminist's Art: A Feminist Oral History of an Artist's Last Performance. Departures in Critical Qualitative Research 1 March 2015; 4 (1): 57–80. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/dcqr.2015.4.1.57
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