Class Notes (1,000,028)
CA (576,452)
UTSG (48,453)
EAS (354)
EAS100Y1 (38)
Lecture 3

EAS100Y1 Lecture Notes - Lecture 3: Judith Butler, Performativity

5 Pages
48 Views
Fall 2012

Department
East Asian Studies
Course Code
EAS100Y1
Professor
Dylan Clark
Lecture
3

This preview shows pages 1-2. Sign up to view the full 5 pages of the document.
Lecture 3 9/28/2012 1:14:00 PM
Performativity (Judith Butler)
All of us putting on a gendered show
Acting hetero/homosexual in any given cultural context
Learn gender’s rolesperform “correctly”
No gender essenceact like there is (we’re all in drag)
“Same Bed, Different Dreams” by Bao
pg 496 conclusion
Constructed meanings of “Chinese” and “Thai” are sexualized, gendered,
classed
quoting Foucault (pg. 479)
“the body…historically + culturally specific nexus of shifting power relations
where power relations accumulate & differences are inscribed
gender as historical construct acts/ performs
“nei” & “wai”—homologies (ideas prove each other)
always negotiable
one homology changesothers homology change
way of thinking
wife’s particular class-based personhood performed in this space
(“nei”)husband violated her space/ class/ Chinese-ness by having sex with
their maid in her bed
ethnicity passed through gender
father Thai, mother Chinese child Thai
differences
create ethnic explanation to differences
Chinese men better than Thai men (sleep around classier)
Gender not fixed performed continuously differently depending on different
contexts
Contingent, relationship, performative
Not fixed in body/ nature/ essential
Way to think through & act through
Boundaries-differences
Create distinctions & give them values
Chinese / female
Male/ female
Middle-class/ lower-class
Yang-yin
Home-public
Knowledge metaphorical
Know 1 thing in terms of another
Father as “captain” of family
Power relational & performative (eg. Gun, Mercedes)
Not fixed
Constantly performed like gender
Eg. Men use sex to perform power
Aboveness of power is illusionary
parallel: power & gender
power is dynamic & relational
gender is dynamic & relational
what differences do we pay attention to?
Rank, identify, maintain these differences
How are these boundaries performed? Changing? Measured?
subject
change our gender to suit the situation
fluid subjects maneuver w/in these knowledge
contingent identity
“fixity” is changing
adapting & changing ethnicity to suit political purposes
changing performances change who you are/ fluid essence
gender & ethnicity always performed
Body as a text
Gendered truths through experiences
“writing” w/ the bodyperforming gender
Emotions reify knowledge & truth about gender
Class/ gender/ ethnically/ historically-specificemotions trained
Ha
Ha, pg 443-4
Instead of 1 master-storykeep contradictionsundo Western hegemonies
by allowing them to remain
Once de-center knowledge (no right answer) many right answers
awkward phase
Acknowledge knowledge is relational

Loved by over 2.2 million students

Over 90% improved by at least one letter grade.

Leah — University of Toronto

OneClass has been such a huge help in my studies at UofT especially since I am a transfer student. OneClass is the study buddy I never had before and definitely gives me the extra push to get from a B to an A!

Leah — University of Toronto
Saarim — University of Michigan

Balancing social life With academics can be difficult, that is why I'm so glad that OneClass is out there where I can find the top notes for all of my classes. Now I can be the all-star student I want to be.

Saarim — University of Michigan
Jenna — University of Wisconsin

As a college student living on a college budget, I love how easy it is to earn gift cards just by submitting my notes.

Jenna — University of Wisconsin
Anne — University of California

OneClass has allowed me to catch up with my most difficult course! #lifesaver

Anne — University of California
Description
Lecture 3 9/28/2012 1:14:00 PM Performativity (Judith Butler) All of us putting on a gendered show Acting hetero/homosexual in any given cultural context Learn gender’s rolesperform “correctly” No gender essenceact like there is (we’re all in drag) “Same Bed, Different Dreams” by Bao pg 496 conclusion Constructed meanings of “Chinese” and “Thai” are sexualized, gendered, classed quoting Foucault (pg. 479) “the body…historically + culturally specific nexus of shifting power relations” where power relations accumulate & differences are inscribed gender as historical construct  acts/ performs “nei” & “wai”—homologies (ideas prove each other) always negotiable one homology changesothers homology change way of thinking wife’s particular class-based personhood performed in this space (“nei”)husband violated her space/ class/ Chinese-ness by having sex with their maid in her bed ethnicity passed through gender father Thai, mother Chinese child Thai differences create ethnic explanation to differences Chinese men better than Thai men (sleep around classier) Gender not fixed performed continuously differently depending on different contexts Contingent, relationship, performative Not fixed in body/ nature/ essential Way to think through & act through Boundaries-differences
More Less
Unlock Document

Only pages 1-2 are available for preview. Some parts have been intentionally blurred.

Unlock Document
You're Reading a Preview

Unlock to view full version

Unlock Document

You've reached the limit of 4 previews this month

Create an account for unlimited previews.

Already have an account?

Log In


OR

Don't have an account?

Join OneClass

Access over 10 million pages of study
documents for 1.3 million courses.

Sign up

Join to view


OR

By registering, I agree to the Terms and Privacy Policies
Already have an account?
Just a few more details

So we can recommend you notes for your school.

Reset Password

Please enter below the email address you registered with and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Add your courses

Get notes from the top students in your class.


Submit