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Por qué le llaman género cuando quieren decir sexo? : una aproximación a la teoría de la performatividad de Judith Butler

Why do they call it gender when they mean sex? An approach to Judith Butler's Theory of Performativity
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Gil Rodriguez, Eva Patricia

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Abstract This text takes social-psychological perspective to examine Butler's theory on the performativity of gender. In contemporary feminist thinking 'sex' is usually associated with 'nature,' & 'gender' with 'culture' & social dimensions o sex categories; so sex & gender are presented like opposite concepts. Judith Butler proposes in her writings a deconstruction of this dichotomy: she explains that sex is also a social construction &, in consequence, sex would have been gender all the time. This text also studies possible contributions from the theory on performativity to a theory on the subjectivity in Social Psychology; in this sense it's fundamental her defense of the 'paradoxical' possibility of social transformation starting from the social categories that constitute us &, at the same time, subordinate us too.
Classification Social Psychology; Women's Studies, Feminist Studies, Gender Studies
Free Keywords Queer Theory; Performativity; Butler, Judith; Sex Roles; Sex; Social Constructionism; Subjectivity
Document language Spanish
Publication Year 2002
Page/Pages p. 30-41
Journal Athenea Digital: Revista de Pensamiento e Investigacion Social (2002) 2
Status Published Version; reviewed
Licence Deposit Licence - No Redistribution, No Modifications