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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Judith Butler -- Gender Trouble

Butler gets convoluted and post-structuralistically existential:

There is no gender identity behind the  expressions of gender; that identity is performatively constituted by  the very “expressions” that are said to be its results.

vi. Language, Power, and the Strategies of Displacement

A great deal of feminist theory and literature has nevertheless as-
sumed that there is a “doer” behind the deed. Without an agent, it is
argued, there can be no agency and hence no potential to initiate a transformation of relations of domination within society.

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