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Girlhood and Self-Surveillance in a Heteronormative Society (by Papy A. and Briar J.)

The at-times fabricated nature of protagonist Katniss Everdeen’s behaviour throughout Suzanne Collins’ novel, The Hunger Games, is reflective of the self-surveillance required of girls in contemporary society. 1,231 more words

YA Fiction

The Empty Stage

Of all the lingering images in Rebecca West’s The Return of the Soldier, the one that struck me this time, one which I actually didn’t pick up on the first time I read the novel, was the empty stage. 386 more words


Keepin' it real

In the previous post, Suhaib Riaz posed an important question, “how critically aware are we that finance is also on a mission to socialize us?” The post demonstrates an earnest effort at self-reflection.   619 more words


Review of Stephen Ball’s article ‘The teacher's soul and the terrors of performativity’. (Canterbury Christ Church University Module 2.1)

I will review Stephen Ball’s article ‘The teacher’s soul and the terrors of performativity’. This article was published in 2003. The author, Stephen Ball, is Karl Mannheim Professor of the Sociology of Education at the University of London. 6,415 more words

Canterbury Christ Church University


He told me of his marathon-like exploits with a married woman. Homosociality is the final guarantee of fidelity to heterosexuality.

Declarations of Whiteness: The Non-Performativity of Anti-Racism By Sara Ahmed

This paper examines six different modes for declaring whiteness used within academic writing, public culture and government policy, arguing that such declarations are non-performative: they do not do what they say. 175 more words

3-Part Intro to Semiotics Now Available as a Playlist

I’ve just finished my three-part vlog series about the study of signs and meaning-making known as semiotics, and now you can watch all three videos in a YouTube playlist. 153 more words