The purpose of this study is to conduct a spatial, visual analysis of the Yellow Deli, a chain of restaurants run by the Twelve Tribes, to uncover their rhetorical functions in relation to their distributed text, the Freepapers. To achieve this end, this project conducts a spatial analysis of two Yellow Delis, one in Boulder, Colorado, the other in Chattanooga Tennessee, incorporating brief informational interviews and discursive material from the Freepapers. By comparing themes found in the restaurants, interviews, and Freepapers, I argue that the Twelve Tribes use physical and critical interpellation as a part of a constitutive rhetoric designed to create multiple personae for their patrons, such as simply patron of the Yellow Deli, or beyond that, guest in the home of the Twelve Tribes.
Hazlitt, Daniel, ""Come for a Day or Come to Stay": An Intertextual Spatial Analysis of the Constitutive Rhetoric of the Twelve Tribes" (2019). Senior Independent Study Theses. Paper 8599.
Spatial Rhetoric, Material Rhetoric, Constitutive Rhetoric
Bachelor of Arts
Senior Independent Study Thesis
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