Gender and Postmodern

1508 Words Oct 12th, 2012 7 Pages
Mapping the Modern
“An argumentative essay on ‘Gender’ through comparison and contrast of the views of authorities who are postmodern practitioners”

Introduction
Defining postmodernism as well as gender is an extremely difficult task if not impossible. This essay is an argument on the two postmodernist’s concept on ‘Gender’. This essay argues posing foucauldian postmodernism of Judith Butler against Baudrillardean post modernism of Arthur and Marilouse Kroker with analysis on both their ideas on gender including sex and sexuality. This essay also argues that these two approaches are fully flawed for a number of important reasons. This essay offered an argument on the ideas of two of the most prominent postmodernists in the field of
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Butler initially observes that the culturally constructed as well as maintained nature of performance of gender are fairly based on the uncontentious as well as widely expounded idea of feminist theory stating that cultural expressions of gender which constitute the cultural manifestations of biological truth cannot be taken at face value. Butler proposes the concept of differences in sex is a construction of heterosexuality ideologically designed to legitimize as well as normalize its existence. Butler notes that manifestations of split as male and female are creations in a self-legitimizing heterosexuality which is also hegemonic. Butler claims that the coherence of either gender namely man or woman is internal requiring a heterosexuality which is stable as well as oppositional. Heterosexuality which is institutional requires as well as produces univocity I each of the terms gendered constituting limits of gender possibilities inside an oppositional along with binary gender system. The concept of gender presuppose a relationship which is causal among sex, desire as well as gender but also suggests that desire reflects and expresses gender and vice versa. The uity of these three factors are metaphysical ad is truly known as well as expressed in desire differentiating a oppositional gender which is a form of heterosexuality said to be oppositional. Butler’s argument on
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