Judith Butler has described the construction of sex and gender as the practice of "girling." (52) "Girling" is a process that is compelled by the naming of a "girl" as a "girl." (53) According to Butler, the symbolic power of this naming effectively "governs the formation of a corporeally
enacted femininity." (54) This is because a "girl" (and, by extension, a "boy" as well) is "compelled to 'cite' the [gender/sex] norm in order to qualify and remain a viable subject." (55) In other words, social survival requires males and females to enact the expectations of their designated sex, not only in terms of social performance but also by constructing bodies that fit the physical demands of their categorization.
Paternity is corporeally
uncertain, without evidence.
Hettie increasingly feels corporeally
other to white identity.
By focusing on domesticity as a set of regulatory practices contributing to the poor health of women, a social constraint that is corporeally
inscribed, Nightingale is able to deplore the physical signs of women's social place without inadvertently invoking the spectre of women's essential biological inferiority that anchored many Victorian arguments against the improvement of women's lot.
Scientifically, they are vast sources of information about our molecular environment (energy-transfer); corporeally
, we need them in order to entrain the body to the ambient environment (movement); orally, they can be employed for practical ends (speech); artistically, they can be employed for aesthetic purposes (music).
In addition, because the female protagonists feel corporeally
oppressed, they attempt to dissociate themselves from their bodies.
Thus Maria Nugent's children are corporeally
creolised, and return "home" with the Jamaican climate (in both senses of the word) quite literally in their bones.
Never the same from one moment to the next, corporeally
or mentally, how can we assume identity to be something fixed and absolute?
Known for featuring work that embraces the shape-shifting properties associated with the concept of "postidentity," Queer Thoughts reaffirmed its agenda with a corporeally
charged installation punctuated by several cast-polyurethane molds of hands and faces and three of Stahl's characteristic polymer-coated ink-jet prints of body parts submerged in gel.
Continuing to exude active friendliness and pleasure from this stance, therefore, can become corporeally
Taking her cue from Danticat, Braziel sees Haiti as "corporeally
scarred soil" (p.
Categorically different from any other entry in the volume in taking an individual and contemporary artist as its subject, Bruhm's essay begins by asserting that "if we take 'queer' to mean sexually ambiguous, protean, corporeally
illegible," then Jackson "can be nothing but queer" (158).
In other words, what this dramatist achieves is to show June her "after," to which neither she (nor, by extension, we) has any access corporeally
. She and her friends, together, meticulously work to make a believable and decent mise-en-scene of someone with cancer.
The same cannot be said of those whose bodies are corporeally