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Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

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in this volume philosopher Judith Butler turns her attention to speech and conduct in contemporary political life, looking at several efforts to target speech as conduct that has become subject to political debate and regulation. Reviewing hate speech regulations, anti-pornography arguments, and recent controversies about gay self-declaration in the military, Judith Butler asks whether and how language acts in each of these cultural sites. The text examines the issue of the threatening action of words. The book suggests that although language is a kind of performance which has the power to produce political effects and injuries, it is best understood as a scene of injury rather than its cause. Rather, Butler warns us againts a "sovereign" view of language, in which the words we speak are construed as unequivocal forms of conduct. She shows that the repetition of injurious language can be the occasion of its redefinition.

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Addresses speech as a conduct which has become subject to political debate and regulation. The text invesigates hate speech regulation, anti-pornography arguments and controversies about gay self-declaration in the military.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780415915885
Author:
Butler, Judith
Publisher:
Routledge
Author:
Butler Judith
Subject:
General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Language arts
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Oral communication
Subject:
Political aspects
Subject:
Language and languages -- Political aspects.
Subject:
Hate speech
Subject:
Philosophy : General
Publication Date:
19970331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
200
Dimensions:
9.01x5.99x.52 in. .60 lbs.

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