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exercise 2.1 - Jon Edelman Exercise 2.1 F1010.008 2.20.2010...

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Jon Edelman Exercise 2.1 F1010.008 2.20.2010 PART I 1. Re: drag: “…we are actually in the presence of three significant dimensions of corporeality: anatomic sex, gender identity and gender performance. If the anatomy of the performer is already distinct from the gender of a performer, and both of these are distinct from the gender of the performance, then the performance suggests a dissonance not only between sex and performance, but sex and gender, and gender and performance.” (pg. 185) 2. Gender ought not to be conceived mainly as the cultural inscription of meaning on a pregiven sex (a juridicial conception); gender must also designate the very apparatus of production whereby the sexes themselves are established. (pg. 10) PART II 1. By “the violence of gender norms,” Butler means the damage that our reliance on them ultimately causes: her uncle “incarcerated for his anatomically anomalous body, deprived of family and friends…gay cousins forced to leave their homes,” and, after her own coming out, “lost jobs, lovers and homes.” Countering this violence is part of the ultimate purpose of her studies.
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2010 for the course ENG W2018 taught by Professor Niccolas during the Spring '10 term at Columbia.

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exercise 2.1 - Jon Edelman Exercise 2.1 F1010.008 2.20.2010...

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