Roles Of Disidentification In Society

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Have you ever wonder about how your identity came to be in society? For instance, people’s identity are attached to them when they are born; this occurs before the child even have a name. Having an identity means the person has an image and specific group he or she belongs to. However, the identity can be associated with privilege and blessings. But, there is also the possibility of the identity being a hindrance to the individual. There can be problems such as discrimination, and a certain identity group being marginalized. On the other hand, certain identity groups have benefits such as being blessed enough to be born with wealth, and born into a group where education is guaranteed. Therefore, identity plays a critical role in society. Authors…show more content…
“Disidentification resists the interpellating call of ideology that fixes a subject within the state power apparatus” (Muñoz 83). In other words, disidentification helps individual fight and rebel against the dominant ideology that is forced upon them through society. Disidentification is a performative action where the individual has to take action upon him or herself. For instance, Davis, a drag superstar, practices disidentification through her drag show called The White to be Angry. Disidentification is performed in her work because she reconstructs the image of self and the social by illuminating characters and the opposite social status quo: African American in power and subduing the White individuals (Muñoz 83). As a result, disidentification illustrates that there is a social imbalance between racial…show more content…
This process is called the divided loyalties: the mestiza wants the White society to hone up and accept the fact that Chicanos are different, White society rejects and negate Chicano, stole Chicano’ lands, pride, and self-respect (Anzaldúa 106). This divided loyalties focuses on correcting the social injustice through acknowledgements instead of rebellion. For instance, mestiza wants the White society to admit that mexico has a value to them (Anzaldúa 108). The mestiza consciousness seek for the dominant group to be responsible and respect others. The mestiza consciousness hopes that the acknowledgements and respect will heal the intracultural split that was developed from the dominant group (Anzaldúa 108). As a result, the mestiza consciousness is a strategy that holds the dominant group accountable for all their
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