AO2 Textual Analysis Clue Cards

Clue 1: Which concept(s)/issue(s) can you identify?
Age? Gender? Occupation? Education? Power? Ethnicity? Social class? Popular culture?
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Clue 2: If you have identified more than one concept/issue, which do you think is the most obvious?
Take a closer look at paragraph 3 - an AO2 idea has been named!
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Clue 3: What point is the writer trying to make about this concept/issue in society?
Take a closer look at the language choices: 'patriarchal society', 'implicit gender codes', perform in certain ways', 'performance of gender', 'double standards around men and women', 'extreme versions of masculinity and femininity'.
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Clue 4: Why has the writer chosen to repeat 'perform'/'performance'?
Consider what the writer is suggesting about the individuals on the show, their behaviour, and their gender.
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Clue 5: Why have these particular individuals been selected to appear on the show? What point is the writer trying to make about this concept/issue?
Take another look at the language choices: 'fitness models', 'big *****', 'the muscles'.
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Clue 6: Which AO2 specific terms could you use to discuss these ideas?
Gender norms. Gender roles. Gender stereotypes. Gender expectations. Gender performativity.
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Clue 7: Which AO2 specific theories/theorists could you apply to these ideas?
Deborah Tannen - the Difference approach. Judith Butler - the Dynamic approach. Can you apply any others?
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Card 2

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Take a closer look at paragraph 3 - an AO2 idea has been named!

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Clue 2: If you have identified more than one concept/issue, which do you think is the most obvious?

Card 3

Front

Take a closer look at the language choices: 'patriarchal society', 'implicit gender codes', perform in certain ways', 'performance of gender', 'double standards around men and women', 'extreme versions of masculinity and femininity'.

Back

Preview of the back of card 3

Card 4

Front

Consider what the writer is suggesting about the individuals on the show, their behaviour, and their gender.

Back

Preview of the back of card 4

Card 5

Front

Take another look at the language choices: 'fitness models', 'big *****', 'the muscles'.

Back

Preview of the back of card 5
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