Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity Test | Lesson Plans Final Test - Hard

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This test consists of 5 short answer questions and 1 (of 3) essay topics.

Short Answer Questions

1. How does Gender Trouble define a masquerade?

2. Butler suggests that prohibition of which of the following is related most to sexual desire?

3. Butler says that we cannot wholly separate sex from which of the following?

4. On what issues do Lacan, Riviere, and Freud differ?

5. Butler presents the idea that sexual nonidentity can be achieved through which of the following?

Essay Topics

Essay Topic 1

Describe the process Butler explains from desire to identification. Is her description effective? Is it accurate? What does the significance placed on this process say about Butler?

Essay Topic 2

In Gender Trouble, what is a masquerade? Why is a masquerade related to the idea of individuality, sexuality, and gender? What connotation is masquerade given?

Essay Topic 3

Why does Lacan describe women as symbolizing the phallus? Does Butler agree or disagree with this concept? What literary devices does Butler use to show her approval or contempt of this idea?

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