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Master of Arts in Communication Studies
This thesis questions whether the film Fight Club, as a postmodern text, reaches a rhetorical goal of critical subversion, and if so, how does it reach this goal? Using a method of postmodern critical theory, this thesis argues that Fight Club does reach a goal of critical subversion by parodically installing and subverting modern hegemonic assumptions and challenging hegemonic cultural practices.
Ortoleva, Matthew, "SUBVERSION, DEMYSTIFICATION, AND HEGEMONY: FIGHT CLUB AS A POSTMODERN CULTURAL TEXT" (2003). Open Access Master's Theses. Paper 1730.