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The tendency of feminist film criticism to denaturalize the body, offering in its place semiological explanations of biological truths, is undoubtedly a response to scientific efforts to establish essential differences between men and women, especially regarding things like personality and intelligence.
the limits of representation and denaturalizes the frames through which
122) A genealogy of religion, of tradition, and of "core" can help to denaturalize the assumptions of early modern European intellectual history and clear the space for alternate configurations of identity, of belonging, and of religiosity itself.
If masquerade denaturalizes the iconic image of woman, masking among the novels many "I" s also denaturalizes the unitary subject; the "I" voice flows among the different speakers, making irrelevant the boundaries of unitary subjectivity, deconstructing identity as "natural," constructing it as merely an arbitrary position in the landscape of textual possibilities.
This is merely the last shift in a riff that has seen her move through several gender performances mimicking heterogender in a mocking way that denaturalizes it--again, made possible in part by Tomlin's position in popular culture.
Following Guridy's efforts to denaturalize racial knowledge as a social fact, this article explores the unevenness in Chinese American's learning of racial knowledge in a multiracial urban center.
23) In Gender Trouble Judith Butler attempts to denaturalize the 'heterosexual matrix'.
Gramsci was interested in the construction of a theory of culture that would illuminate the politics of the very terrain of sense-making, one that would consistently denaturalize common sense, allowing the working class to construct new cultural spaces beyond the reach of bourgeois hegemony.
He challenged the audience to denaturalize and deconstruct the commercial world in which we live in order to comprehend both its function and' impact on our daily lives.
Yet the poems also denaturalize the "original," by making apparent the heteropatriarchal biases of the paintings and the centuries of art criticism that subsequently have defined them, and through them, women.
She repeats patriarchal stereotypical representations of women with a wink, via a "perverse dynamics of transgressive reinscription," (11) a parody turned into politics, she performs a la Judith Butler a "gender trouble" with the aim to denaturalize the regulative fiction of a true gender identity, and to reveal the culturally constituted, ideologically-discursively reproduced, repetitive and overall performative aspect of gender, that is always already a "copy of the copy," (12) and thus to provide in the long run an ironic critique of the ideology of representation limiting female identification.