Embodying Resistance: A Rhetorical Ecology of the Full Cycle Supper

Samantha Senda-Cook, George F. McHendry

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This chapter examines the ways practices of resistance within local communities develop and normalize despite global environmental problems. By engaging in a study of a locally sourced dinner called The Full Cycle Supper, the authors examine how resistance takes root in a community. The actions observed at the supper, they argue, rhetorically construct practices of ecological habitual resistance, stemming from the concept of habitus. Ecological habitual resistance is defined as rhetorical practices that push against marginalizing structures while also advancing alternative practices that allow people to act in response to a variety of political concerns. This chapter demonstrates how the structures manifested through the habitus can be used to support resistive actions in addition to dominant structures.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPalgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages28
StatePublished - 2018

Publication series

NamePalgrave Studies in Media and Environmental Communication
ISSN (Print)2634-6451
ISSN (Electronic)2634-646X

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Communication
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Linguistics and Language


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