Shaping the DAMTP strike biennial agenda: Language and Gender
- Written by DAMTP
The impact of dominant ideology is inescapable. It establishes individuals as persons by shaping their sense of identity, therefore it relates to how a human being becomes a subject. It is impossible to exist beyond ideology, because this system does not accept the outsiders. It works by neatly eliminating traces of its presence and makes people believe that they are not influenced by ideology.
Language, the fundamental instrument of human communication, is a part of dominant ideology. It plays an important role in creating the gender system which functions as an ideology. The purpose of gender system is not only to establish individuals as persons (subjects), but to turn them into men and women.
Workshop “Language and Gender” invites you to analyse how ideology shapes our language and how language recreates the ideology.
Roberta Raudonė & Agnė Patackė
[The workshop will happen during the biennial seminars since August 18th through 21st.]