Bookcover of “Formidable-Femininity”
Booktitle:

“Formidable-Femininity”

Performing Gender and Third Wave Feminism in a Women’s Self-Defense Class

LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing (2010-05-20 )

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ISBN-13:

978-3-8383-0767-1

ISBN-10:
3838307674
EAN:
9783838307671
Book language:
English
Blurb/Shorttext:
“Formidable-femininity” is a type of women’s gender performance that I found in a woman’s self-defense class. As a kind of gender performance it differs from “conventional-femininity” in that it lacks those characteristics commonly associated with women: docility, passivity, and weakness. It does, however, involve qualities such as feminine fashion and sex appeal. Using gender performativity theories, Ethnomethodology and Practice Approaches I indicate ways in which it demonstrates women’s social roles related to patriarchal power structures and “rape culture” gender arrangements. I, furthermore, identify ways in which these performances redefine “femininity” as they are constituted with fighting, feminine fashions, and “sexiness,” thus, women can be both “feminine” and “formidable.” In this way formidable-feminine performances can be a form of feminist activism called “gender play,” enacting the third wave agenda of female power, gender fluidity, and women’s independence.
Publishing house:
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Website:
https://www.lap-publishing.com/
By (author) :
Kathryn A. Ziegler
Number of pages:
132
Published at:
2010-05-20
Stock:
Available
Category:
General Social sciences
Price:
59.00 €
Keywords:
feminism, Third Wave, Self-defense, Rape Culture, Femininity, Gender Performativity, feminist activism, ethnomethodology, communication

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