The trouble with the binary

  • Title: The trouble with the binary
    Author: Fudger, Shy
    Year: 2018
    Faculty Advisor: Holland, Kathryn
    Keyword(s): performative gender, gender binary
    Description: The Trouble With The Binary was created to exemplify the ideas of gender performativity and the gender binary, originally expressed in Judith Butler's Gender Trouble. I created a handmade zine to pay homage to the impact of activist zines as political tools and creative outlets in earlier waves of feminism. Elements of text, photos, and illustrations point to the main takeaways of each additional article, and delve into how performativity affects a variety of subjects: motherhood, LGBT youth, disabled identity, drag performance, non-binary identity, and the academic self. This project showcases various applications and real-world impacts of her theories. Created for the GEND 219 - Feminist Theories and Foundations course, part of the Gender Studies minor.
    Notes: Presented on April 23, 2019 at Student Research Day held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Visual Arts
    Language: English

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