Flashcards in Subject Positions, Identity, and Intersectionality Deck (37)
Discourses work to construct ...
truths about the world
Discourses create ____ _____.
- sets of ideas about who someone is and how they should and shouldn't behave
- the truth about who you are is temporarily fixed within a discourse
Subjectivities reflect the ways...
people take up the various subject positions available to them
When someone tries to occupy a subject position different from what the _____ constructs, they risk...
- being incomprehensible and marginalized
____ is the effect of discourse.
Your very self is a _____ production:
- you are who you are vs you are who you have been made into and are being made into
The power of discourse is to make...
certain things truer than others (eg. the idea that your selfhood exists outside discourse is a very true idea)
What the discourse allows is taken to be...
within the true
What the discourse doesn't allow is taken to be...
outside the true
No one _____ discursive power or is ____ for it.
Discursive power is located in the _____ not ____ _____.
- various people
_____ themselves are products/producers of discourse.
Performativity is based on ____ ____'s work.
Judith Butler believed that there is no _____ before its _____.
Identity politics normally assume a ....
stable identity category (eg. black, upper class, gay, etc)
- there is no essential identity inside us or before the performances that make up that identity
- thus 'our self' is really just a shifting constellation of performances given meaning (temporarily) by various discourses in society
____ are a truth effect.
Intersectionality theorists argue that people always hold ....
overlapping, multiple, and shifting socially constructed identities
social identities understood together within political, economic, and additional structures offer a much different perspective than when viewed in isolation
Discrimination operates differently on different _____ with different _____.
_____ can be hard to see.
The termination of Harris from the team was seen as evidence of _____.
Harris was asked to ...
- dress more feminine
- conform to heterosexual norms and white norms
There is no such thing as a...
Harris' coach saw her as ...
too masculine but also (covertly) as too black
Baggy clothes and cornrows are issues of both ____ and ____.
Redundant reading of "be more feminine and stop wearing cornrows":
both mean stop being a butch homosexual
Conjunctive reading of "be more feminine and stop wearing cornrows":
the first means stop being a butch homosexual while the second means be less black