ERIC Number: EJ592792
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1999
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Tracking Heroin Chic: The Abject Body Reconfigures the Rational Argument.
Harold, Christine L.
Argumentation and Advocacy, v36 n2 p65-76 Fall 1999
Discusses how a recent fashion trend known as "heroin chic" challenges conventional modes of argumentation. Considers how its popularization of abject, emaciated bodies presents an alternative to a logic of rationalism that grounds traditional argumentation. Discusses how by foregrounding corporeal performativity as a form of argument, the heroin-chic body reformulates what it means to argue. (SC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
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