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3 On Judith Butler and Performativity

  title={3 On Judith Butler and Performativity},
  author={Sara Salih},
  • Sara Salih
  • Published 2006
  • “S and “naturalness” are discursive constructs and, although it might seem strange to refute the authority of “science” after quoting apparently “scientific” data, the point Butler is making is clear: the body is not a “mute facticity” (GT: 129), i.e. a fact of nature, but like gender it is produced by discourses such as the ones Butler has been analyzing. As with gender, to suggest that there is no body prior to cultural inscription will lead Butler to argue that sex as well as gender can be… CONTINUE READING
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