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a situation arising from the application of technology to science and scientific procedures explored by Jean Francois LYOTARD in his highly influential work The Postmodern Condition: a report on knowledge (1979). Lyotard notes that although technology initially aids scientists‘ EMPIRICAL inquiries, as MODERNITY matures this technology begins to dominate science. Science then becomes harnessed to the principle of‘optimal performance’ – that is the maximising of outputs (information produced) for the minimum input of time and energy. Consequently, it is then possible to purchase proof in much the same way as a piece of equipment. Lyotard believes this relegates science to the status of a DISCOURSE or LANGUAGE GAME, thus compromising its claim to a privileged view of reality. This, in turn, can be seen to create problems for traditional accounts of knowledge and EPISTEMOLOGY due to a subsequent lack of consensus regarding appropriate criteria with which to judge rival claims. Lyotard, however, does not view this situation as problematic holding that the reliance upon science was restrictive and tended to silence other voices and stifle other ways of knowing. See GRAND NARRATIVE, DIFFEREND, PAGANISM, LYOTARD.
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With this change in the editorial staff, we have elected to close the screen section as a discrete entity within the journal, not because we are no longer interested in visual media but because we recognize a collapsing of the tines of demarcation around different forms of performativity.
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addresses issues which are often overlooked by Friel scholars: those of gender and, following Judith Butler, the performativity of identity and the rebelliousness of female corporeality.
haunted by the performativity of language and culture, by the fact that "acting" pervaded American culture, and by the realization that the grounds for establishing authentic, "organic" identity were slippery, especially in a modern, cultural borderland such as New York, where the production of identity inevitably was infused by desire, ruptured by processes of immigration and social mobility, caught up in the system of commodity exchange of an emerging consumer society, and taking place in "the border crossings and transactions between Self and Other, in dialogic moments of intercultural 'lending' and 'borrowing'" (xiii-xiv).
La expresion inglesa de Francois Lyotard performativity puede servir para describir la ideologia vigente en la sociedad de hoy en la que existe un predominio de las acciones utiles, previsibles y no problematicas, caracteristica que se observa no solo en el sistema educativo, sino tambien en otras areas de la politica social.
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Categories of theater and performance such as staging, mimesis, masquerade, performativity have been circulating within gender and other post-structuralist theories since the 1980s.
Out of the introduction and five chapters in this study, a reader may find that Anderson more thoroughly delivers on her promise by the final two chapters, where clear problems of performativity emerge in certain travel narratives.