Unformatted text preview: [are] refused the possibility of cultural articulation” (CR p. 4). Those beings who are properly gendered are culturally articulated through or in relation to gender norms. 2) Citationality or performativity : a) “Performativity is … not a singular ‘act,’ for it is always an iteration [or citation] of a norm or set of norms.” b) Through sheer repetition, the performing of gender norms passes off socially-designated gender as “natural” or “the truth” or “the real thing.” 3) Grammar and language are deceptive in relation to gender. Sometimes grammar does not indicate the gender of subjects (as in “we” and “I”). Sometimes grammar incorrectly genders subjects, as when the default pronoun for a person, such as a “student,” is “he.” There are many other cases of slippage. Yet, language is a major “law” system (or matrix) that dictates gender because language mediates all social interaction....
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course ETS 192 taught by Professor Russo during the Fall '07 term at Syracuse.
- Fall '07