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Title: Closets and Walls: Practices of Heterodoxy among Gay Mormons and Stencilistas in Santigao, Chile
Author: Adair-Kriz, Michael
Advisor: Faubion, James; Tyler, Stephen; Kripal, Jeffrey
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy thesis
Abstract: This dissertation compares the heterodoxic practices of gay Mormons and stencil street artists (Stencilistas) in Santiago, Chile, recorded during twenty-two months of fieldwork. The dissertation is divided in two distinct sections: one text-based and the other visual. The research explores a multi-sited ethnographic practice that is situated interstitially between a number of academic theories and methodologies including anthropology, sociology, art, and religious studies. The research illustrates further evidence that in religious, artistic, and anthropological practice heterodoxy generates orthodox discourse that over time initiates orthodoxic accommodations resulting in doxic changes. The latter sections of the dissertation explore visual methodologies of ethnographic evocation. One chapter is a photographic essay portraying a downtown street demonstration performed by university students calling for educational reform in Santiago. The protestors carried stenciled depictions of then president Michelle Bachelet illustrative of the permeability and fluidity of stencil art practice. The final chapter discusses Stenciling Power, the dissertator's solo art show at Rice University Media Center November 2009 that reproduced some of the street art created by Stencilistas as well as original stencil art creations and video installations by the dissertator that can be found at found on the back cover in the printed version.
Citation: Adair-Kriz, Michael. (2010) "Closets and Walls: Practices of Heterodoxy among Gay Mormons and Stencilistas in Santigao, Chile." Doctoral Thesis, Rice University. http://hdl.handle.net/1911/35296.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1911/35296
Date: 2010

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