Title page for ETD etd-04292011-095502

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author Duncan, Tracey Anne
Author's Email Address duncan.tracey@gmail.com
URN etd-04292011-095502
Title Beating the Red Stick
Degree Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.)
Department English
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Bennet, James Committee Chair
Glenum, Lara Committee Member
Richardson, Miles Committee Member
  • roller derby
  • feminism
  • homosexuality
  • ethnography
  • memoir
Date of Defense 2011-04-18
Availability unrestricted
My thesis explores the history of Roller Derby, its modern revival, and the way that it changes the lives of the women who play it. From October 2009 to March 2011, I conducted ethnographic research and interviews with the Red Stick Roller Derby in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My perspective is that of an observer turned player, and the piece centers around my own story of personal transformation. This work is part cultural history, part ethnography, and part memoir, written from an explicitly feminist perspective.
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