Gender performativity Essays

  • Gender Schema Theory

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    GENDER THEORIES Observation ,imitation ,rewards and punishment – these are the mechanisms by which gender develops according to social cognitive theory .Interactions between the child and the social environments are the main keys to gender development in this view .Two cognitive theories-cognitive developmental theory and gender schema theory- *The Cognitive Development Theory of Gender stated that children’s gender typing occurs after children think of themselves as boys and girls. Once they consistently

  • Essay On Femininity And Masculinity

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    Bodies are not just defined by biological differences. Sex differences alone, do not determine one’s masculinity or femininity as gender is a social process. Gender is about how one uses their body to express themselves. Bodies become gendered at a very young age through the process of socialisation. Gender can be formally defined as the social differences of being feminine or masculine that are influenced by society (Holmes, 2007, p. 2). Young children are strongly influenced by school, peers and

  • Analysis Of Moya Lloyd's Performativity, Parody

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    framework of Moya Lloyd’s article called “Performativity, Parody and Politics” and talk about what gender is all about, then I will move on to Susie Orbach theory and talk about the messages she has written in her books on how we are bombarded by the Westren ideals and how this affects the appearance of the black female body. Finally I will discuss two current examples in the media on how black female body is looked upon. Moya Lloyd’s article called “Performativity, Parody and Politics” is about how

  • Masculinity In The Dark Knight

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    female, white, black, citizen, noncitizen” (2-3). Being the most popular remediation of the Batman over the past two decades, the Dark Knight Trilogy reveals contemporary attitudes of mainstream Hollywood film to issues revolving around sexuality and gender as two of the core facets of identity. In particular, the representation of masculinity,

  • Pony Party Summary

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    biologically born as one? Or do I identify as a male, because of my appearance and my behavior? The stare raises questions, and those questions not only puts me in such a uncomfortable position but, it also confuses me. Grealy’s disability and my gender identity seems to have individuals off-guard, as if their stare demands us to engage them first, but I like to think of it in a way how Thompson puts it as “starees, or course, arestomtimes relyectant participants in their starers visual search for

  • Feminism In Louise Halfe's Body Politics

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    As with all theories, this feminist approach to Louise Halfe’s “Body Politics” does not come without its flaws. While it can be argued that this poem criticizes the performativity of feminine gender roles in a patriarchal society, this cannot be proven definitively without knowing the author’s original intentions. Furthermore, the poem does not give its readers enough information to conclude that the society the women live in is in fact a patriarchal society. This becomes evident, as there is no

  • Mary Wollstonecraft's A Vindication Of The Rights Of Woman

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    will focus on the issues addressed by Mary Wollstonecraft in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman: with Strictures on Political and Moral Subject (1792), Simone de Beauvoir in The Second Sex (1949), and on the concept ‘Gender Performativity’, developed by Judith Butler in her Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990). Mary Wollstonecraft’s A Vindication of the Rights of Woman is considered to be one of the earliest works of feminist philosophy, although the term ‘feminist’ and

  • Queer's Theory Of Sexuality

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    decades. Notions of gender and sexuality are constantly being re-signified by a tendency to understand fragmented identities in terms of sex and gender distinctions. The debate has been centered on the idea of queerness as a question of being vs. doing. It became widely-accepted during the last century when homosexuality was accepted as something you were born with. However, with the recent development of Queer Theory, the body and the complex relationship between sex and gender began to progressively

  • Literary Analysis Of Elizabeth Bishop's 'Exchanging Hats'

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    ‘Exchanging Hats’ that was published in 1979. Elizabeth Bishop is an American short-story writer that was born in 1911 and loved writing poems to describe the dominating side between male and female. It addresses many things such as crossing dressing, gender roles and it brings out a deeper meaning of fashion. It refers to the world famous story of Alice in Wonderland. It is done in such a way where everything that is being describe is not being said directly but rather describing actions that symbolizes

  • Essay On Judith Butler's Gender Trouble

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    Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble (1990) and Bodies that Matter (1993) works are fundamental texts of study for this thesis. Both works are deeply influenced specially by French structuralism and post-structuralism schools of thought. In Gender Trouble, Butler deconstructs the established, normative, Western construction of the Gay/Straight and hetero/homosexual binaries to discuss the lack of perspective regarding the heterogeneity of sexual identity and diversity as it is present in twentieth century

  • A Streetcar Named Desire Analysis

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    this chapter my aim is to examine a classic A Streetcar Named Desire from the before mentioned partly theoretical point of views (performative theoretical, psychological and a gender interactional point of view) in order to prove my Thesis that verbal violence has become more brutal and more dominant in American plays. On the historical context, Abbotson says that it shows a picture on a postwar urban-industrialized society. Its great protagonist Blanche for many critics is a fallen myth of the great

  • Patricia Highsmith: Spatial Parody

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    Li Wanjie (14) 4D Literary Research Project Spatial Parody in the Novels of Patricia Highsmith Introduction To clarify the relationship between space and identity, Kevin Hetherington writes, “identity…is about spatiality…certain spaces act as sites for the performance of identity” (105). Spatiality is the conflux of identity performance and space, whereby a space can be infinitely appropriated and modified by the presence of a human subject within it. A natural corollary in the process of

  • Judith Butler's Theory Of Gender Identity

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    Judith Butler is an American philosopher, gender theorist, and feminist who has significantly impacted political, feminist, and queer theory, as well as an array of other disciplines with her research and writings on gender. It is specifically her concept of gender performativity that has largely shaped modern feminism and gender theory and contributed largely to our current understanding of gender (Duignan). This theory originates from her book Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

  • Examples Of Gender Nonconformity

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    a big deal out of gender nonconformity? How do you think you would feel if you happen to also experience a nonconcordance between your mind and body? Gender nonconformity means that a person’s gender expression does not fit the social expectation or the gender norm regarding their assigned or biological sex. People react vigorously to gender nonconformity may be due to their perception of binary sex and gender and their negative feelings to people who do not fit in the gender norms. Firstly, many

  • Lady Gaga's Born This Way

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    able to challenge dominant gender roles publicly, and often in over-dramatic ways (Musulin, 2012). Everything about her from the way she dresses to the lyrics of her songs,

  • Hegemonic Femininity In Women's Sport

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    a structure for understanding how hegemonic femininity is constructed and duplicated in women 's sport. Butler 's work focuses on gender and Krane (2001) applies this notion to understanding heterosexuality in sport. Butler suggests gender is a performative act in a way that individuals engage in behaviours that are seen as acceptable and appropriate for their gender but adds that this performance is not entirely voluntary on the individual 's part. Society has a set of unwritten guidelines known

  • Masculinity Analysis

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    2.2 Masculinity concepts: Between Binaries and hegemonic masculinity After establishing the existence of a social identity that forms the self, I know want to address an additional element of identity formation: masculinity, and thus gender relations. The last years have seen various discussions about a so-called ‘crisis in masculinity’ . The rise of feminism, after-war generations of men raised by women and civil rights movements like the Gay Liberation movement are seen as a threat to masculinity

  • The Rocky Horror Show Analysis

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    Performance of gender in everyday life If we consider Judith Butler’s theory of performativity it can be seen how gender performance in everyday life contributes to a gender hexis. To understand how cultural roles are embedded into physicality we need to consider Freud’s understanding of socialization as discussed in Civilisation and its discontents. The id/ego become micro versions of macro ideals and expectations. The internalisation of external codes for contact can only happen through interaction

  • Grotesque Body Analysis

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    Although Bakhtin does not gender the grotesque body, he subconsciously establishes a mutual liaison between the grotesque and the female body. These laughable hags are associated with grotesque imageries of the female body such as “copulation, pregnancy, childbirth, the throes of death, eating, drinking, or defecation” which make it perceived as “the ever unfinished, ever creating body” (26). To explain more, the female body has a close affinity to the process of reproduction; it is ready for fertilisation

  • Empiricism In Psychology

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    Despite divergent methodologies and standpoints, feminists accept the dominant view in contemporary feminism that “gender is fixed, determined and foundational” (Cosgrove, 2003). Feminists have used meta-analysis to challenge the stereotype of girls being less proficient in math than boys and in differences in aggressive behavior. However, despite research demonstrating the lack of such gender differences in mathematics or aggressive behavior, the gendered stereotypes have remained and are perpetuated