Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

byJudith ButlerEditorJudith Butler

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"In a new introduction to the 10th-anniversary edition of Gender Trouble--among the two or three most influential books (and by far the mostpopular) in the field of gender studies--Judith Butler explains the complicated critical response to her groundbreaking arguments and the ways er ideas have evolved as a result. Nevertheless, she has resisted the urge o revise what has become a feminist classic (as well as an elegant defense f drag, given Butler's emphasis on the performative nature of gender). The ook was produced, according to Butler, "as part of the cultural life of a collective struggle that has had, and will continue to have, some success in increasing the possibilities for a livable life for those who live, or try to live, on the sexual margins." An attack on the essentialism of French feminist theory and its basis in structuralist anthropology, Gender rouble expands to address the cultural prejudices at play in genetic studies of sex determination, as well as the uses of gender parody, and also provides a critical genealogy of the naturalization of sex."

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Title:Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of IdentityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 7.75 × 5 × 0.5 inPublished:May 12, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415389550

ISBN - 13:9780415389556

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Table of Contents

Preface (1999)  Preface (1990)  1. Subjects of Sex/Gender/Desire  I. 'Women' as the Subject of Feminism  II. The Compulsory Order of Sex/Gender/Desire  III. Gender: The Circular Ruins of Contemporary Debate  IV. Theorizing the Binary, the Unitary and Beyond  V. Identity, Sex and the Metaphysics of Substance  VI. Language, Power and the Strategies of Displacement 2. Prohibition, Psychoanalysis, and the Production of the Heterosexual Matrix I. Structuralism's Critical Exchange  II. Lacan, Riviere, and the Strategies of Masquerade  III. Freud and the Melancholia of Gender  IV. Gender Complexity and the Limits of Identification  V. Reformulating Prohibition as Power 3. Subversive Bodily Acts I. The Body Politics of Julia Kristeva  II. Foucault, Herculine, and the Politics of Sexual Discontinuity  III. Monique Wittig - Bodily Disintegration and Fictive Sex  IV. Bodily Inscriptions, Performative Subversions Conclusion - From Parody to Politics

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'Rereading this book, as well as reading it for the first time, reshapes the categories through which we experience and perform our lives and bodies. To be troubled in this way is an intellectual pleasure and a political necessity.' - Donna Haraway