Author

Alex C. Huber

Publication Date

1-1-2016

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Bryan, Ferald Joseph, 1958-

Degree Name

B.A. (Bachelor of Arts)

Department

Department of Communication

Abstract

Within competitive undergraduate debate, a particular strategy known as the kritik has become increasingly popular. The kritik is born of the deconstructionist thought of philosophers like Michel Foucault. This paper examines the kritik strategy as it is used in real debates from the 2015 Kansas City Kansas Community College National Parliamentary Debate championship tournament. This paper argues that not only does debaters’ use of the kritik strategy not uphold Foucault’s own framework but the kritik strategy itself is also incompatible with the context of competitive debate.

Extent

17 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

NIU theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from Huskie Commons for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without the written permission of the authors.

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Text

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