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Antigone's Claim Kinship Between Life and Death

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ISBN-10: 0231118945

ISBN-13: 9780231118941

Edition: 2000

Authors: Judith Butler, Judith Butler

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The celebrated author of Gender Trouble here redefines Antigone's legacy, recovering her revolutionary significance and liberating it for a progressive feminism and sexual politics. Butler's new interpretation does nothing less than reconceptualize the incest taboo in relation to kinship -- and open up the concept of kinship to cultural change. Antigone, the renowned insurgent from Sophocles's Oedipus, has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes. Antigone proves to be a more ambivalent figure for feminism than has been acknowledged, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her…    
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Book details

List price: $85.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 10/25/2000
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 118
Size: 5.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

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
Antigone's Claim
Unwritten Laws, Aberrant Transmissions
Promiscuous Obedience
Notes
Index