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168). Consequently, this project’s study of performance seeks to problematise the arguments that have been made for the political ethical necessity of persistent acts of coming out. Writing in 1992, Mark Blasius argued Coming out is ... the fundamental political act. ) as the product of historical processes of domination (by heterosexism) and, second, through recognition of and by other lesbian and gay people, the cognizing or thinking over and thinking differently of oneself and one’s relation with others – the creation of oneself under different historical conditions in relation to, as a member of, a community.

Harbord, 1998, pp. 176–7) In identifying that ‘blind’ privileging, Ross Chambers argues that such binary systems are dependent on the cultural assumption of whiteness as an unmarked category, and differ significantly from linguistic contrastive models in their relationship to other fields of cultural signification: Marked and unmarkedness ... are relative categories; who is marked and who not is ultimately a matter of context. In linguistics, from which social semiotics borrowed the concept of markedness, there is no sense that the unmarked/marked pair lines up with concepts like normalcy and deviation or unexaminedness and unexaminability.

Individual action was inseparable from collective action: coming out was a function of coming together in solidarity and strength though a movement ‘which stressed openness, defiance, pride, identity – and, above all, self-activity’ (Weeks, 1990, p. 185). Accordingly, the following discussion of Gay Sweatshop identifies how the claim on political and social self-determination was paralleled by the emergence of performative strategies that sought greater control over the terms of representation of gay men and women, recognising the importance of the role of forms of cultural representation in the process of change.

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