The Judith Butler Reader

The Judith Butler Reader

By: Sara Salih (editor), Judith Butler (editor)Hardback

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The Judith Butler Reader is a collection of writings that span her impressive career and trace her intellectual history. * Judith Butler, author of influential books such as Gender Trouble, has built her international reputation as a theorist of power, gender, sexuality and identity* Organized in active collaboration between Judith Butler and Sara Salih* Collects together writings that span Butler's impressive career as a critical philosopher, including selections from both well--known and lesser--known works* Includes an introduction and editorial material to assist students in their readings of theories that stand at the forefront of contemporary theoretical and political debates

About Author

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She has published widely in the fields of continental philosophy, literary theory, feminist and queer theory, and cultural politics. Her books include Precarious Life: Powers of Mourning and Violence (Verso, 2003) and Undoing Gender (Routledge, 2004).Sara Salih is Assistant Professor of English at the University of Toronto. She is editor of The History of Mary Prince, a West Indian Slave (2000) and author of Judith Butler (2002).


Acknowledgments. Introduction. Section 1: Sex, Gender Performativity, and the Matter of Bodies. 1. Variations on Sex and Gender: Beauvoir, Wittig, Foucault (1987). 2. Excerpts from Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth--Century France (1987). 3. Excerpts from Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990). 4. Imitation and Gender Insubordination (1990). 5. Excerpt from Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of 'Sex' (1993). Section 2: Fantasy, Censorship, and Discursive Power. 6. The Force of Fantasy: Mapplethorpe, Feminism, and Discursive (1990). 7. Endangered/Endangering: Schematic Racism and White Paranoia (1993). 8. Excerpt from Excitable Speech: A Poltics of the Performative (1997). Section 3: Subjection, Kinship, and Critique. 9. Excerpt from The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection (1997). 10. Excerpt from Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (2000). 11. Excerpt from Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (2000). 12. What Is Critique? An Essay on Foucault's Virtue (2001). Section 4: Making Difficulty Clear. 13. Changing the Subject: Judith Butler's Politics of Radical Resignification: Gary A. Olsen and Lynn Worsham. Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780631225935
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780631225935
  • weight: 672
  • ISBN10: 0631225935

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