Review: Lesa Lockford (2004). Performing Femininity: Rewriting Gender Identity

Mary Gergen


Performing Femininity is composed of a series of performances presented by the author to a varied audience, from customers at a strip club in New Orleans to a university class, in which a feminist history "Spin the Bottle" game was an integral part. Challenging the dominant discourse of feminist theorists, LOCKFORD looks for strength and liberatory possibilities in what appear to be forms of abjection. Traditional topics of embodiment are rediscovered in this provocative book.
URN: urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs0602130


auto-ethnography; feminism; performance studies; abjection; embodiment; identity

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