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

Analyze the disagreement between Beauvoir ad Irigaray about how gender asymmetry is generated. Which does Butler side with?

Essay Topic 2

Analyze Foucault's ideas used by Butler in Gender Trouble. Are Foucault's ideas relevant to Butler's thesis? Do you think Foucault's ideas are weak or strong? What does Butler seem to think?

Essay Topic 3

Describe female identity as Butler describes society as constructing it. Why does Butler see society's view of women as pertaining to male sexual desire? Does she support these arguments effectively?

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