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Gender Trouble (Routledge Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780415389556
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One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler 's Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler's concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Thrilling and provocative, few other academic works have roused passions to the same extent.

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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. This is the text where Judith Butler began to advance the ideas that would go on to take life as "performativity theory," as well as some of the first articulations of the possibility for subversive gender practices, and she writes in her preface to the 10th anniversary edition released in 1999 that one point of "Gender Trouble" was "not to prescribe a new gendered way of life [...] but to open up 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.

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As celebrated as it is controversial, "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.

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With intellectual reference points that include Foucault and Freud, Wittig, Kristeva and Irigaray, this is one of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years and is perhaps the essential work of contemporary feminist thought.

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Carolyn Jolly, November 21, 2012 (view all comments by Carolyn Jolly)
A dense, academic, text, "Gender Trouble" questions the binary concept of genders in modern western society. Butler wants to create a gender theory that includes the performance and experience of gays, lesbians, and trans-gendered people. In this context, she questions feminism's embrace of an "essential" feminine and recognizes how the concept of an "essential" feminine can be used against woman and the feminist movement. She questions the essentialism of icons such as Simon De Beauvoir, who proudly proclaimed, "Woman is not born, she is made." Butler turns the prevailing binary gender hegemony on its head and finds a place for non-heterosexual performances of gender in society. A serious feminist and challenger of social norms and those responsible for perpetuating those norms.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780415389556
Author:
Butler, Judith
Publisher:
Routledge
Introduction by:
Author
Introduction:
Author
Author:
Butler, Judith P.
Subject:
Feminism & Feminist Theory
Subject:
Gender Studies
Subject:
Sex role
Subject:
Feminist theory
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Feminist Studies-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Routledge Classics
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
236
Dimensions:
7.85x5.07x.75 in. .81 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Feminist Studies » General
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"Synopsis" by , 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. This is the text where Judith Butler began to advance the ideas that would go on to take life as "performativity theory," as well as some of the first articulations of the possibility for subversive gender practices, and she writes in her preface to the 10th anniversary edition released in 1999 that one point of "Gender Trouble" was "not to prescribe a new gendered way of life [...] but to open up 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.
"Synopsis" by , As celebrated as it is controversial, "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.
"Synopsis" by , With intellectual reference points that include Foucault and Freud, Wittig, Kristeva and Irigaray, this is one of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years and is perhaps the essential work of contemporary feminist thought.
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