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In masquerade, the icon is denaturalized, estranged, exposed as constructed, as produced; femininity is no longer confined to the imagistic--that is, constructed as closeness, as presence to itself--but becomes visible as fiction, as a mask that can be put on or off, as a sign.
Maria's performance and her cross-dressing illustrate what Butler explains in Gender Trouble: "In the place of the law of heterosexual coherence, we see sex and gender denaturalized by means of performance which avows with distinctness and dramatizes the cultural mechanisms of their fabricated unity" (138).
And these novels also open a space for the progressive author in this now denaturalized economic arena" (194).
Massardier-Kenney's concluding arguments are completely convincing, namely that Sand denaturalized sexual differences and laid bare cultural mechanisms which used sexual differences for the purpose of social inequality.
The United States had denaturalized Gimzauskas, who is now ninety-three years old, in the mid 1990s.
Halberstam distinguishes five different types of masculine performance: butch realness (passing as a male); femme pretending (campy masquerading of masculinity); male mimicry (reproducing male masculinity); fag drag (copying gay male looks); and denaturalized masculinity (performances that criticize masculinity).
On the contrary, in such critical formulations as Lacan's, phallocentrism and homophobia become mere denaturalized (albeit still traumatic) elements of dominant discourse.
If, then, Savater breaks with subjectivism in order to present his new critically denaturalized vision of violence and nationalism, then we too must operate a second break with his own point of view.
In the place of the law of heterosexual coherence, we see sex and gender denaturalized by means of a performance which disavows their distinctness and dramatizes the cultural mechanism of their fabricated unity.
During World War I, a number of states denaturalized those guilty of "anti-national conduct or attachment to the enemy".