Definition of performativity in US English:



  • See performative

    • ‘They have become institutions measuring performativity in a very quantitative sense that favours the style of work of certain academics over others.’
    • ‘From this situation evolved the essential dynamic of Chicano performativity: the dialectic of calling attention to the act of turning away.’
    • ‘Music, because of its performativity, can powerfully shape the nation.’
    • ‘It also posits that femininity and masculinity are socially constructed rather than biological givens, emphasizing the performativity of gender.’