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Definitions

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  • n. The capacity of language and expressive actions to perform a type of being.

Etymologies

From performative. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Furthermore, this later pole, of expression of performativity is linked to what Keach calls the "non-representational" character of form, which

    Subjecticity (On Kant and the Texture of Romanticism)

  • The chapter on race --specifically Critical Race Theory -- wasn't so much to try to extend the idea of performativity which I'm not too fond of to begin with but really simply because I think the ongong pomo discussions about "queering the body," while engaging sex, gender and orientation, have pretty much ignored race and issues of race.

    Progress Report

  • But the idea of performativity gives us hope that we might be able to reenact gender differently, to see genders that aren't there for us right now 133.

    Progress Report

  • So it might be something like "gender and modernism" or "performativity" - just so I can find what I'm looking for when I'm looking for it.

    Ferule & Fescue

  • because so often the idea of performativity is used to suggest that a strong gender identity is something fanciful or easily discarded, or that transgender people are just pretending, and I'm glad Cheryl was able to attack that idea.

    Archive 2008-08-01

  • I contend that "performativity" in the sense of the way a dance,

    Crossroads of Philosophy and Cultural Studies: Body, Context, Performativity, Community

  • The ingrained values of gender definitions have "performativity": they push and press us, though it's not quite possible to know where; nor is it quite possible to determine whether one's "own" reiterations will have shifted the ground.

    Notes on 'Double-Take. Reading De Man and Derrida Writing on Tropes.'

  • a musical composition, or a part in a play is performed has practically nothing to do with "performativity" in the sense of the way a given enunciation can function as a performative speech act.

    Crossroads of Philosophy and Cultural Studies: Body, Context, Performativity, Community

  • For his part, Mark Gunderson displayed and demonstrated his homemade system for combining and playing samples, and thereby creating mashups live, in a manner that involved physical movement and therefore a kind of performativity in relation to the audience (unlike electronic

    Warren Ellis

  • Attention to the performativity of straight sex characterizes . . .

    What Killed American Lit.

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