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Judith Butler

gender is disputable in the modern era (Donovan, 2003:4). From Butler’s perspective, the aim of gender equality is not only for women but also for those “who are gender different, who are nonconforming in their gender presentation” (Butler, 2011). In this sense, Butler brings her idea of gender as perfomativity, which provides a new way to look at gender identity and therefore influences profoundly on gender practices in various fields. Hence, this essay will begin by considering Butler’s critique...

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Epistemology Of The Closet And Gender Trouble

In 1990, both Eve Sedgwick (Epistemology of the Closet) and Judith Butler (Gender Trouble) made significant contributions to the ever burgeoning field of queer studies with theories about sexuality as performance. Following the central Foucauldian thread in which sexual conduct is but a construct specific to one’s cultural context and a factor of historical and cultural connotations, queer theorists proposed gender as a socially and culturally constructed performance. The performance of gender is...

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Gender essay

resistance of individuals with the notion of Judith Butler’s “performativity” theory behind. My opinion, however, is that the individual actions in accordance with “performativity” theory do not succeed in subverting the gendered discourses which is the key to eliminating discriminations. B. Overview of Judith Butler’s performativity Judith Butler uses the idea of gender performativity to make trouble by subverting commonly held notion about sex or gender. As Butler said, there is no gender identity behind...

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Foucault and the Theories of Power and Identity

Foucault other theorists have developed the notions of power and identity, the most notable being Judith Butler. Butler has written extensively on questions of identity politics, gender and sexuality. She is critical of traditional feminists for remaining within the confines of a male/female binary. The subject for Butler is never exactly male or female. In her essay Imitation and Gender Subordination, Butler quotes "identity categories tend to be instruments of regulatory regimes, whether as normalizing...

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Gender Performative

Judith Butler has advanced a notion of gender performativity in 1990 book Gender Truble. For Butler, she regards gender as a script that is a rehearsable act. Every human beings is actor that performing the script in the reality through repetition. Then it turns to perform in the mode of belief that everyone should act accordingly to those norms. Women keep on practicing what femininity is that culturally prescribed, men are masculine because they fulfill what the society think that is masculinity...

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modernization theory and dependency theory

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler Review by: Mary McIntosh Feminist Review, No. 38 (Summer, 1991), pp. 113-114 Published by: Palgrave Macmillan Journals Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1395391 . Accessed: 20/03/2012 23:44 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars, researchers...

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Philosophy of Feminism

that. I will discuss how Kimberlé Crenshaw’s literature Traffic at the Crossroads: Multiple Oppressions has a very similar underlying vision shared with bell hooks about what it takes to effectively liberate women in society. I will also discuss how Judith Butler’s postmodern theories in Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of “Postmodernism” correlate positively with bell hooks’ ideologies in her ‘radical agenda’. I will discuss that Martha Nussbaum’s philosophical presentation of feminist...

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Gender Analysis

(10 pages) Blystad, Astrid and Moland, Karen Marie. 2009. Counting on Mother’s Love. The Global Politics of Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV in Eastern Africa. In: Evaluations of Public Health Initiatives. P 447-479 (32 pages) Butler, Judith. 1999 [1990]. Gender trouble. Feminism and the Subversion of Identity, New York: Routledge. 3-22 (20 pages) Chant, Sylvia. 2011. The ‘feminization of poverty’ and the “feminization’ of anti-poverty programmes. Room for revision? In Visvanathean...

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exposed through the reversal of roles in both of these pieces. The characters in these stories clearly demonstrate the expectations that certain males and females must negotiate in order to expose the problems when there is labeling of certain genders. Judith Butler’s analysis of gender is that it is performative- meaning that nobody really is a gender from the start; after watching the video and reading the text for this exercise, it is clear that Fionna and The Knight expose the misconceptions of gender...

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Frame Analysis

Question 2B – Essay Plan. Foucault, Rubin and Butler. Foucault and discourse. • Michael Foucault (926-84), philosopher, historian and activist was one of the most influential of thinkers whose work is generally categorised as poststructuralist. • Foucault was a gay man who died of AIDS in 198, after his death his life and work were subject to a series of attacks which claiming to seek the ‘truth’ of Foucault work. • His work and life, achievements and demonization’s, have made him a powerful...

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