Excitable Speech A Politics of the Performative

ISBN-10: 0415915880
ISBN-13: 9780415915885
Edition: 1997
Authors: Judith Butler
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Description: Excitable Speech examines the issue of the threatening action of words. Negotiating the work of Austin, Derrida and Bourdieu, Butler offers a theory of the political performativity of language and illuminates the efficacy of injurious language.

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Book details

List price: $48.95
Copyright year: 1997
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 3/7/1997
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Excitable Speech examines the issue of the threatening action of words. Negotiating the work of Austin, Derrida and Bourdieu, Butler offers a theory of the political performativity of language and illuminates the efficacy of injurious language.

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities.

Acknowledgments
Introduction: On Linguistic Vulnerability
Burning Acts, Injurious Speech
Sovereign Performatives
Contagious Word: Paranoia and "Homosexuality" in the Military
Implicit Censorship and Discursive Agency
Notes
Index

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