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McIntyre stressed that it’s important to recognize allyship as “a behavior” and “something we work on every day” in the workplace, rather than “something performative” that people can claim to support without the actions to back it up.Corporate leaders strive to make allyship a real thing at work|reymashayekhi|September 24, 2020|Fortune
This demonstrates that much of Facebook’s work in this area is performative, rather than effective.Facebook tries to clean up Groups with new policies|Sarah Perez|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Though I’m not a comedian or an actor or a musician, I gain a lot of wisdom from the conversations he has with entertainers and am able to relate it to the performative aspects of my work.Podcast recommendations for a better life and career from Fortune’s 40 under 40|Aric Jenkins|September 5, 2020|Fortune
At worst, they’re performative oversimplifications of what makes a successful e-commerce business.Disruption, served one thread at a time: The weird world of DTC thoughtleader Twitter (1/23)|Anna Hensel|August 7, 2020|Digiday
George and his brother Richard are the founders of Major League Eating, but George is the performative half of the duo.
It was a technical and performative dance and everyone needed to be on time and in time.Lupita Nyong’o On Her Magical Journey from Kenya to ‘12 Years A Slave’ and Possible Oscar Glory|Marlow Stern|February 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This, you could say, is the tension at the heart of much of the West's performative art.
British Dictionary definitions for performative
adjective linguistics philosophy
- denoting an utterance that constitutes some act, esp the act described by the verb. For example, I confess that I was there is itself a confession, and so is performative in the narrower sense, while I'd like you to meet … (effecting an introduction) is performative only in the looser senseSee also locutionary act, illocution, perlocution
- (as noun)that sentence is a performative
- denoting a verb that may be used as the main verb in such an utterance
- (as noun)``promise'' is a performative