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Foucault, Governmentality and Critique

It’s only been out a couple of years, but the copy of Thomas Lemke’s 2012 book in the JNU library is already well-thumbed and annotated.  In the chapter ‘Genealogy of the Modern State’, Lemke outlines Foucault’s work on the relationships between power and knowledge and the rise of modern forms of state-based governance.  167 more words

#TheSelfie, Gone_Viral @Performativity - june 2014

#TheSelfie,  Gone_Viral  @Performativity

musings by: Bec Johnson, June 2014

The “Selfie” is not new. Since Robert Cornelius created a daguerreotype self portrait in 1839[1] 2,298 more words

The Digital Landscape

Men Try Women's Makeup For The First Time - YouTube

Men Try Women’s Makeup For The First Time – YouTube.

Buzzfed Yellow which is ususally aimed at the university and young adult generation actually has very cool videos. 23 more words

Daily Life

Performing our fluid identities

Through our interactions with other people and with society at large, the body serves as a critical site of identity performance. We use or bodies and our sense of identity to convey and project information about ourselves.  1,105 more words


While My IPhone Gently Weeps

I had a different introduction for this piece until the news of Robin Williams’s death became public last week. Don’t worry, this isn’t an internet eulogy, but I do find that the actor’s death, or more specifically how we (the media and consumers of media) discuss such an event, relates to my initial topic. 679 more words



GJSS, Volume 3, Issue 2, 2006


Jade Boyd


This paper examines some of the ways in which performativity is being mediated. It locates this discussion within the spheres of performance theory (emphasizing Judith Butler’s contributions) and postcolonial discourse to investigate how the performance of hybrid identities is being theorized. 6,359 more words