Performance and performativity are completely different concepts in terms of cultural studies, they both play a major role in people’s lives and how it constructs them to become subjective throughout their lives. There are four key ways to examine ‘to perform’ which are: being, doing, showing doing and explaining showing doing. Being is existence itself, doing is action, its known to be always in flux, always changing, showing d...
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...second important idea introduced by Bourdieu is that of ‘capital’, which is extended further than the notion of material benefits to capital that may be social, cultural or symbolic. These forms of capital are just as important, and can be built up and transferred from one arena to another Cultural capital and the means when it is created or transferred from other types. Capital performs a main role in societal power relations, as this gives the way for a non-economic form of power and hierarchy, as classes differentiate themselves through taste. The concept of habitus yields an additional lively theory of embodiment central to a feminist knowledge of gender individuality as a stable but not unchallengeable norm. The concept of the `field' creates a more distinguished analysis of the social background in which the automatic alteration of gender identity develops.
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