Monday, March 9, 2009

Lecture 9: Feminism, Narrative & Web 2.0: Kieren Boddy & Maxine Armstrong

- explain two sections from braidotti's essay: section 3 and 4

A summary of the two sections 'The politics of parody' and 'The power of irony'.

Braidotti informs us all in 'The politics of parody' section that the current stereotypes of 'white, economically dominant, hetrosexual hyper-femininity' are now being parodied by feminists groups such as 'the riotgurlz', and 'Guerrilla girls' who do so in order to change the status quo. By showing the act of parody They parody this by 'fetishistic representation of the 'status quo' by not disavowing...

In 'The power of irony' section, Braidotti states that irony is one of the 'forms taken by the feminist cultural practice of 'as if'. She says that irony is used to de-bunk, tease and deflate over heated retoric is healthy.


- critically analyse braidotti's thinking

- define keywords which appears in your selections

parody: braidotti terms this as the 'philosophy as if', judith butle

as if: subjectivity is always changing, always in process. a becoming of subjectivities.


example. kieren was meant to read the whole braidotti document but did not read the 'Power of Irony' section as he did not see it as important. Unfortunatly, it was a key part of his Monday afternoon lesson work in summerising and defining key terms in the braidotti paper.

guerrilla girls: a feminist movement

figurations/fabulations: to express the alternative forms of female subjectivity developed within feminism, as well as the on-going struggle with language to produce affirmative representations of women.


- fill in exploratree form (one per group)


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