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… Expand
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