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Reflections on Judith Butler's Philosophy

Judith Butler is a controversial philosopher making deep intrusions into feminist, gender and queer studies. Reading her I became submerged in sea of incoherence. Here in this essay I would like to provide facets of her theory which I have understood and wanting to interpret. 855 more words


Reflective Response to Diana Taylor’s Performance

As I’ve already detailed elsewhere on this blog, I’ve not currently got much time available to dedicate to research. In spite of this, I do have a work schedule to uphold as I have a monograph, on performance and politics in contemporary Spanish cinema, under contract (if interested, you can read the proposal… 1,207 more words


Bodily Knowledge and Performativity

This essay was written in 2012 for the paper Media, Subjectivity and Identity (MDIA 407).

Pierre Bourdieu states, “We learn bodily. The social order inscribes itself in bodies through this permanent confrontation…with the environment” (Bourdieu 141). 2,141 more words

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Can Pornography Be Feminist?

Pornography appears to be the nemesis of feminism. It is an industry that is unabashed in its upholding of patriarchy and misogyny, blatantly banishing the figure of the woman to a commodity to be looked at, to be exploited for sexual pleasure, and yet the woman is the first one to be excluded as a masturbatory viewer/ participant. 1,116 more words


Checking phonics

A guest post by Jonathan Glazzard

The teaching of systematic synthetic phonics in school has been a political focus since the publication of the Rose Review back in 2006 (Rose, 2006). 1,028 more words

Performativity illustrated: Why are women shorter than men? (Steffen)

In Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of ‘sex’ feminist philosopher Judith Butler (1993) suggests that what is formed through the iteration and citation of powerful discourses is not only… 1,443 more words

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