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Definition of "performativity" [performativity]

  • The capacity of language and expressive actions to perform a type of being. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

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