Reconfiguring Gender with John Dewey: Habit, Bodies, and Cultural Change

Hypatia 15 (1):23-42 (2000)

Authors
Shannon Sullivan
University of North Carolina, Charlotte
Abstract
This paper demonstrates how John Dewey's notion of habit can help us understand gender as a constitutive structure of bodily existence. Bringing Dewey's pragmatism in conjunction with Judith Butler's concept of performativity, I provide an account of how rigid binary configurations of gender might be transformed at the level of both individual habit and cultural construct.
Keywords No keywords specified (fix it)
Categories (categorize this paper)
DOI 10.1111/j.1527-2001.2000.tb01078.x
Options
Edit this record
Mark as duplicate
Export citation
Find it on Scholar
Request removal from index
Revision history

Download options

Our Archive


Upload a copy of this paper     Check publisher's policy     Papers currently archived: 38,938
External links

Setup an account with your affiliations in order to access resources via your University's proxy server
Configure custom proxy (use this if your affiliation does not provide a proxy)
Through your library

References found in this work BETA

View all 9 references / Add more references

Citations of this work BETA

Piecing Together a Genealogical Puzzle: Intersectionality and American Pragmatism.Patricia Hill Collins - 2011 - European Journal of Pragmatism and American Philosophy 3 (2):88-112.

Add more citations

Similar books and articles

Dewey, Paideia, and Turbulence. Kestenbaum - 2013 - The Pluralist 8 (1):13-30.
2014 John Dewey Lecture: Does Evidence Matter?Diane Ravitch - 2015 - Education and Culture 31 (1):3-15.
The Philosophy of John Dewey.Paul Arthur Schilpp - 1939 - New York: Tudor Pub. Co..
Towards an Embodied Poetics of the Self: Personal Renewal in Dewey and Cavell.D. Granger - 2001 - Studies in Philosophy and Education 20 (2):107-124.
Habits of Transformation.Elena Cuffari - 2011 - Hypatia 26 (3):535-553.
Emerson-the Philosopher of Democracy.John Dewey - 1903 - International Journal of Ethics 13 (4):405-413.

Analytics

Added to PP index
2016-02-04

Total views
13 ( #518,675 of 2,319,338 )

Recent downloads (6 months)
7 ( #177,477 of 2,319,338 )

How can I increase my downloads?

Monthly downloads

My notes

Sign in to use this feature