refers to generalized traits or experiences that members of a group share
identity issues are complex because there is a great amount of __________ within any group.
_______ is a concept that focuses on the blending and synthesis of different cultures that come into contact with one another
a term for someone who is signaled out as being 'different.'
is the tendancy to put things into clear categories: male/female, gay/straight, white/non-white, western/non-western, high art/low art
fluidity of identity
is the concept of the blurring the identity distinctions presented by binary thinking
the body is a battleground
this quote by artist Barbara Kruger encapsulates the idea that the body, including its expression in sexuality, "is one of the great political arenas of our times." There are money and power forces interested in controlling how we see a body, when and why we see it and what it means to us when we see it. p80
political arguments about what art gets funded and what does not. Protests often involve issues of sexuality, homosexuality, and religion,
the looking at a person which can induce in that person an awareness of being observed - of being objectified, and that person's (that object's) gaze back. This term often refers to the voyeuristic male view of females as objects. It points to the complex power relationship between the observer and the observed.
a, perhaps not too distant, vision of human beings as creatures essentially modified by drugs, prosthetics, bionics, cybernetics, cross-species organ transplants, artificial intelligence and genetic engineering. The blurring of the boundaries between the organic and the artificial.