Performativity, Parody, Politics

  title={Performativity, Parody, Politics},
  author={M. Lloyd},
  journal={Theory, Culture & Society},
  pages={195 - 213}
  • M. Lloyd
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology
  • Theory, Culture & Society
  • The aim of this article is to examine both the work of Judith Butler on gender performativity and examples of how Butler's writings have been appropriated by certain other writers. I explore three areas in particular: the relation between performance and performativity in the work of Butler and her `adherents'; the developmental changes in Butler's argument between Gender Trouble and Bodies That Matter; and the question of the effectiveness of the politics of parody. I argue that it is the… CONTINUE READING
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