In what ways did “Paris is Burning” (1) confirm your ideas about drag and (2) upset your ideas about drag? Do you think Butler is right that some drag performances subvert gender? 595 more words
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Drag performances (as Butler discusses them on pages 186-193) are often parody. Critics have interpreted them as parodies of women (when the performer is anatomically male and is dressed and comporting himself as a woman) and therefore as offensive, as a kind of ridicule of women. 726 more words
How does anthropologist acquire the sense of sonic landscape, soundscape around her? According to Vannini, Waskul, and others, one of the methods at least would look like indulging into the after-dinner peaceful nap (for a non-ethnographic eye of a non-vigilant observer): 425 more words
“In very character as performative resides the possibility of contesting its reified status” (Butler 1988:520).
Judith Butler has been influential to the use of the term ‘performativity’ or ‘performance’ especially as it relates to gender. 280 more words
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And so, it is imperative in these times to remain self-reflective. Now more than ever, we must be vigilant about the language we use. For the language we use does more than just describe–it actively