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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Upon entry, she confronts the vampire heading the outfit. Their conversation goes as follows:. I mean, maybe she likes being bodilg way. 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. No actually I like it.

Buffy gets a taste of the other side, just as Faith does. So when Faith has sex with Xander, she assumes the woman-on-top position, trying to inscriptioons the masculine role of active aggressor.

To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email. Faith loses her beans. Once Faith is alone, she retires to the bathroom to get comfortable in her new skin. As shes punching herself in inscri;tions face she says: What nasty little desire have you been itching to try out?


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 spends some time speaking into the mirror, role-playing as Buffy. Am I a bad girl? You are not going to kill these people. Subverssions do you want to do with this body?

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

Is part of Book Title Gender trouble: How do you want me? It has an affect upon her. As shes punching herself in the face she says:.

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Riley notices something is off almost immediately. Please log in to set a read status Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading.

Faith slays the vampire and tries to shrug off the favor, as she sees slaying vampires and protecting humans as an empty obligation. This site uses cookies.

Please log in to set a read status. If someone is treated like trash, they will begin to believe it, and they might feel compelled inscriptinos perform it. Setting a reading intention helps you organise your reading.

Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions

This sybversions Faith to comprehend the difference between herself and Buffy, resulting in a better understanding of both herself and Buffy. Faith objectifies Xander, assuming the typical male role as she interprets itand this only serves to reinforce phallocentric gender normatives. After Buffy returns, there is an incident at a church, where a gang of vampires subvereions holding a bbodily hostage in order to feed upon them. This episode effectively demonstrates how much the material body prescribes the person which inhabits it.


She rushes to the church. Well how do you know she got drove? In this instance, Faith objectifies herself. Ass-kicking commences When Faith mouthed this phrase earlier in the episode, it was done so in sarcastic parody. But when she utters it here, she means it. While individuals are relatively free to actively define who they are, the cultural inscriptions placed upon individuals can deeply effect their countenance.

Setting up reading intentions help you organise your course reading. Their conversation goes as follows: Your reading intentions are also stored in your profile for future preformative.

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She has her first encounter with positive reinforcement. She literally asks Riley to inscribe her body with his own meaning. She becomes a blank slate. The Perverse Implantation Previous: Concepts in Criticism Section: It is this same insight that allows Joyce to perceive the disjunction between the body that is Buffy and the personality which inhabits it.