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Man to Man

Last night I attended the play Man to Man starring Maggie Bain as the main character at the Liverpool Everyman Theatre. Man to Man was written by Manfred Karge and was translated by Alexandra Wood. 977 more words

Theory: Passive Performance

tl;dr Passive performance is a theory of performance which accepts that gender in Western society is interpreted through a binary lens and so refuses to engage with the practice of manipulation that would reinforce the gender binary. 1,256 more words


What is the role of meat consumption in the social construction, performance and perception of masculinity/ies?

Throughout human history, innumerable forms of masculinity have existed in different social and cultural contexts. However, the consumption of meat, especially red meat, has long been associated with being a man, largely due to the historical conception of men as ‘hunter-gatherers’. 2,405 more words

Is the teacher 'recruitment crisis' a response to performativity?

It isn’t a foregone conclusion that England is experiencing a teacher recruitment crisis. Although in 2016 2,600 more teachers left the profession than joined, the government has arguably been slow to respond to school leaders’ concerns, with website… 1,388 more words


Performing innovation: questioning our current discourses of change

(This post was originally posted in Medium by Antonio Esparza, 15-February, 2017)

While watching the “Cosmos” series on Netflix I listened to Neil DeGrasse Tyson talking about how every discovery made by science has opened a different level of understanding to us. 1,633 more words

Identity Politics and Identity

Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble (1990) is today, along with Simone de Beauvoir’s The Second Sex (1949) and Mary Wollstonecraft’s Vindication of the Rights of Woman… 2,846 more words

Youth work, performativity and the new youth impact agenda: getting paid for numbers? - Tania de St Croix

The ‘impactful’ youth organisation relies on self-improving youth workers and self-improving young people – ideal entrepreneurial, neoliberal subjects.

Continuing the debate on the youth impact agenda Tania de St Croix, a member of the IDYW steering group, has published a provocative, yet nuanced, incisive and widely-researched article,  830 more words

Politics And Current Affairs