Performativity & Belonging

Performativity & Belonging

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This book explores belonging as a performative achievement. The contributors investigate how identities are embodied and effected, and how lines of allegiance and fracture are produced and reproduced. Questions of 'difference' are tackled from a perspective that attends to the complexities of history and politics. Drawing on sociology, philosophy and anthropology, this collection brings together leading commentators, including Judith Butler, Paul Gilroy and Arjun Appadurai, as well as a range of new scholars. It examines questions of visuality, political affiliation, ethics, mimesis, spatiality, passing, and diversity in modes of embodied difference. The volume advances conceptual and theoretical issues through testing vaIn this interview, I wanted to ask Judith Butler about her most recent work, especially Excitable Speech (1997) which had just been ... and, with an eye to the interviewa#39;s incorporation in this TCS issue, to introduce some of the tensions that are of interest in this context. ... by a need to answer some of the theoretical questions you were left with after using Foucault and Lacan more predominantly in the past?

Title:Performativity & Belonging
Author:Vikki Bell
Publisher:SAGE - 1999-10-25


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