Definition of transitory


1: of brief duration : temporary
2: tending to pass away : not persistent


Definition of intersectionality


1: the complex, cumulative way in which the effects of multiple forms of discrimination (such as racism, sexism, and classism) combine, overlap, or intersect especially in the experiences of marginalized individuals or groups

[Kimberlé] Crenshaw introduced the theory of intersectionality, the idea that when it comes to thinking about how inequalities persist, categories like gender, race, and class are best understood as overlapping and mutually constitutive rather than isolated and distinct.


Definition of border


1: an outer part or edge : At the borders of the forest
2: boundary :something that indicates or fixes a limit or extent


Definition of commodified


commodified; commodifying : to turn (something, such as an intrinsic value or a work of art) into a commodity : an economic good


Definition of ethic


1 : the discipline dealing with what is good and bad and with moral
duty and obligation
2a : a set of moral principles : a theory or system of moral values
b  : the principles of conduct governing an individual or a group
c  : a guiding philosophy
d : a consciousness of moral importance.


Definition of performative turn


1: paradigmatic shift in the humanities and social sciences that has affected such disciplines as anthropology, archaeology, linguistics, ethnography, history and the relatively young discipline of performance studies. Central to the performative turn is the concept of performance.


Definition of heuristic


1: To find or discover. An approach to problem solving, learning, or discovery that employs a practical method, not guaranteed to be optimal, perfect, logical, or rational, but instead sufficient for reaching an immediate goal. Where finding an optimal solution is impossible or impractical, heuristic methods can be used to speed up the process of finding a satisfactory solution. Heuristics can be mental shortcuts that ease the cognitive load of making a decision.


Definition of hermeneutic


1: the study of the methodological principles of interpretation (as of the Bible)
2: a method or principle of interpretation , a philosophical hermeneutic