Ritical theories of bodies, sexualities and identities help us…(to be continued below)

question: (continued)

Critical theories of bodies, sexualities and identities help us to question the seeming obviousness,
naturalness or simplicity of the world around us; to question or challenge whether a?the way things area?
is the way they a?shoulda? or a?musta? be. How have these theories transformed your understanding of
some aspect of gender, sexualities, or identities from your own experience or that of the world around
you?


Pick an issue, topic or example related to bodies, genders, sexualities, and identities that interests you
and, using at least three substantial arguments or ideas from course materials, subject some of the
common assumptions surrounding this topic or issue (whether your own or that of othersa) to critical
examination. You should aim to demonstrate how critical theories of bodies, sexualities and identities
help you to achieve a more expansive understanding of the issue/topic/example through detailed
engagement with the relevant ideas.


The best essays will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the ideas or arguments from course
materials, and use these to make sense of, and analyse, a particular issue or example. Originality of
example and/or approach is also encouraged


Judith Butler on the regulatory system of sex/gender:

a?The construction of coherence conceals the gender discontinuities that run rampant within heterosexual, bisexual and gay and lesbian contexts in which gender does not necessarily follow from sex, and desire, or sexuality generally, does not seem to follow from gender a indeed, where none of these dimensions of significant corporeality express or reflect one another. When the disorganization and disaggregation of the field of bodies disrupt the regulatory fiction of heterosexual coherence, it seems that the expressive model loses its descriptive forcea?.
Judith Butler, Gender Trouble, p.136

*please list all references (in detail) all sources