Performing Femininity beschreibt Performances der Autorin vor unterschiedlichstem Publikum: hierzu gehörten Kunden eines Stripclubs in New Orleans ebenso wie ein Universitätsseminar, das sich mit dem feministischen "Spin the Bottle"-Spiel beschäftigte. Indem LOCKFORD Überzeugungen und Befreiungsmöglichkeiten im Kontext von Marginalisierung zu identifizieren versucht, fordert sie den herrschenden feministischen Theorie-Diskurs heraus. Zusätzlich werden in diesem provokativen Buch traditionelle Themen der "Verkörperung" wieder entdeckt.
Examines the continually shifting meanings of masculinity as a function of social construction processes across time & cultures, focusing on the role of homophobia in structuring & maintaining dominant masculinities. Classical social & political theories are analyzed to reveal their constructions of both hegemonic & alternative masculinities, & the development of different models of manhood since the late 18th century is chronicled, including the "genteel patriarch," the "heroic artisan," & the "marketplace man" of urban capitalism. The function of masculinity as a "repudiation" of the feminine is discussed, focusing on the equation of maleness with heterosexuality. The role of homophobia in perpetrating forms of oppression, eg, sexism, racism, & heterosexism, is also examined. 35 References. K. Hyatt Stewart
This paper examines Chelsea Manning’s self-narration of her leaking of government documents. The press has classified her as a would-be whistleblower whose confusion over her sexuality and gender identity keep her from being an authentic truth-teller. I dispute this reading and argue for seeing Manning as an exemplar of what I call “transformative truth-telling”: a practice of truth-telling that challenges and seeks to transform dominant public/private distinctions that structure who counts as a proper truth-teller. I argue that reading Manning’s act in this way reveals the democratic promise and riskiness of truth-tellingand alerts democratic actors and theorists to the importance of cultivating broader and more generous democratic receptivities to truth-telling.
This work examines the linguistic construction of gender identity in the discourse of Margaret Thatcher. Identity is defined in the terms of Bucholtz and Hall (2005) as an 'emergent' phenomenon, depending on local contexts of interaction. In analysing the contributions by media figures to processes of identity construction recourse is made to the theories of Turner and Oakes (e.g. 1989) in the field of social identity theory. Interviewers' questions are examined for what they reveal about identity presuppositions. Mrs Thatcher at times plays along with these presuppositions, ignores them, or objects to them. Her answers tell us something about the identity she wishes to construct. The work focuses on Thatcher's first major political breakthrough; her conquest of the Conservative leadership in 1975. The toolkit for examining identity in discourse proposed by Bucholtz and Hall (2005) is adopted, and Corpus Linguistics and the Appraisal Framework of Martin and White (2005) are used in support of the selected tools.
in: In: Andreas R. Ziegler (ed.), "Oxford Handbook of International LBGTI Law - Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Gender Expression and Sex Characteristics (SOGIESC) Law from an International-Comparative Perspective", Oxford University Press 2019 (Forthcoming)