Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions. Butler, J. In Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity, of Routledge classics, pages – of Sexual Discontinuity. iii. Monique Wittig: Bodily Disintegration and Fictive Sex. iv. Bodily Inscriptions, Performative. Subversions. Conclusion. The redescription of intrapsychic processes implies a corollary redescription of gender as the disciplinary production of the figures of fantasy.

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After Buffy returns, there is an incident at a church, where a gang of vampires is holding a congregation hostage in order to feed upon them.

Ass-kicking commences When Faith mouthed this phrase earlier in the episode, it was done so in sarcastic parody. Faith responds to this in the way that Buffy would.

You are not going to kill these people. After Riley has sex with Faith, thinking she is Buffy of course, he whispers to her that pertormative loves her for the first time, I might add.

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This site uses cookies. Do you want to hurt me? Here’s an example of what they look like:. This allows Faith to comprehend the difference between herself and Buffy, resulting in a better understanding of both herself and Buffy. So when Faith has sex with Xander, she assumes the woman-on-top position, trying to enact the masculine role of active aggressor. If someone is treated like trash, they will begin to believe it, and they might feel compelled to perform it.


But the fact that Riley does not recognize that Buffy is not inhabiting the body he is engaging with, during one of the most intimate and personal expressions of self or at any point in the episodeindicates that Riley is no better at recognizing the difference between physical appearance and essential manifestation.

Some serious hair-pulling follows, and at one point Bovily mounts Buffy and begins filling her face with peformative fists of fury pardon the alliteration.

Your reading intentions are also stored in your profile for future reference. But Joyce, intuitive and intelligent mother that she is, sees deeper into Faith than she herself can.

Faith slays the vampire and tries to shrug off the favor, as she sees slaying vampires and protecting humans as an empty obligation. Concepts in Criticism Section: Once Faith is alone, she retires to the bathroom to get comfortable in her new skin.

I mean, maybe she likes being that way. Upon entry, she confronts the vampire heading the outfit. It is this same insight that allows Joyce to perceive the disjunction between the body that is Buffy and the personality which inhabits it. Please log in to set a read status Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading. Have you read this? She sees herself in another light and she does not like what she sees.

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Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions

This item appears on List: In this same episode we get an understanding of the gender-performance conflict within Faith. When Faith mouthed this phrase earlier in the episode, it was done so in sarcastic parody. Buffy gets a taste of the other side, just as Faith does. Follow the University on. In this instance, Faith objectifies herself. It has an affect upon her. Is part imscriptions Book Title Gender trouble: But when the girl grabs her hand, looks into her eyes, and affectionately thanks her for saving her life, Faith experiences a brief moment of realization.

She basically rapes Xander.

inscriiptions What do you want to do with this body? I have to do this. What nasty little desire have you been itching to try out? Riley notices something is off almost immediately. While this male role is performed as Faith herself interprets it, Whedon tries to portray Riley as an exception to this rule of typical phallocentricism.

She has her first encounter with positive reinforcement. Texts covered in the lecture Next: Am I a bad girl?