Gender Trouble Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

ISBN-10: 0415900433

ISBN-13: 9780415900430

Edition: 1990

Authors: Judith Butler

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Since its publication in 1990, "Gender Trouble" has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture. As Judith Butler writes in the major essay that stands as preface to the new edition, one point of "Gender Trouble" was 'not to prescribe a new gendered way of life, but to open of the field of possibility for gender.' Widely taught, and widely debated, "Gender Trouble" continues to offer a powerful critique of heteronormativity and of the function of gender in the modern world. Judith Butler's new preface situates "Gender Trouble" within the past decade of work on gender, and counters some common misconceptions about the book and its aims.
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List price: $23.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 11/15/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.550
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.

Preface (1999)
Preface (1990)
Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire
"Women" as the Subject of Feminism
The Compulsory Order of Sex/Gender/Desire
Gender: The Circular Ruins of Contemporary Debate
Theorizing the Binary, the Unitary, and Beyond
Identity, Sex, and the Metaphysics of Substance
Language, Power, and the Strategies of Displacement
Prohibition, Psychoanalysis, and the Production of the Heterosexual Matrix
Structuralism's Critical Exchange
Lacan, Riviere, and the Strategies of Masquerade
Freud and the Melancholia of Gender
Gender Complexity and the Limits of Identification
Reformulating Prohibition as Power
Subversive Bodily Acts
The Body Politics of Julia Kristeva
Foucault, Herculine, and the Politics of Sexual Discontinuity
Monique Wittig: Bodily Disintegration and Fictive Sex
Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions
Conclusion: From Parody to Politics
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