This section contains 30 daily lessons. Each one has a specific objective and offers at least three (often more) ways to teach that objective. Lessons include classroom discussions, group and partner activities, in-class handouts, individual writing assignments, at least one homework assignment, class participation exercises and other ways to teach students about the text in a classroom setting. Use some or all of the suggestions provided to work with your students in the classroom and help them understand the text.
Objective: Chapter 1, Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire, Section I,
Butler relies on other theorists often to analyze and critique. One of these theorists is Foucault. Foucault claims that society constructs subjects and then individuals represent them. This follows from the argument that requirements precede identity. This would suggest that the concept of the feminine identity is constructed by societal mechanisms. This lesson will examine Butler's reliance upon Foucault in...
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