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SOC395 – GENDER AND SEXUALITYMarch 17, 2016Lecture 8: Butler: Gender and Performativity-Readings:oButler, Judith. 1993. “Imitation and Gender Insubordination”. The Lesbian and Gay Studies Reader.oWeir, Allison. 2004. “From The Subversion of Identity to the Subversion of Solidarity: Judith Butler and the Critique of Women’s Identity.” Open Boundaries. Pp.41-50oFilm: FTF: Female to FemmeJudith Butler-Identity categories are socially constructedoProblematic for a number of reasonsLump together who are not of the same category (man, women, hetero, homo…)Constrains and controls human potential, social freedomCome in binary terms that has one superior term and one inferior; rests on the opposite/inferior term. Power relations. (man-woman, hetero-homo, white-black)-Lesbians and gaysoOppressive constructs that disciplines oSubjectiveInternalise the construct and becomes self-regulating-PerformativityoPerformative interval: Performativity is the repetition of doing the category over