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Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
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 ContemporaryExpand
Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence
Written after September 11, 2001, in response to the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that have prevailed since then, Judith Butler critiques the use of violence and argues for aExpand
Excitable Speech. A Politics of the Performative
Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative inquires into the status of speech as conduct from the perpective of social theories of discourse. In a critical encounter with the work of CatharineExpand
The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection
Introduction 1. Stubborn attachment, bodily subjection 2. Circuits and bad conscience 3. Subjection, resistance, resignification 4. 'Conscience doth make subjects of us all' 5. MelancholyExpand
Giving an Account of Oneself
What does it mean to lead a moral life?In her first extended study of moral philosophy, Judith Butler offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice-one responsive to the need for criticalExpand
Bodies That Matter On The Discursive Limits Of Sex
In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers aExpand
Frames of War: When Is Life Grievable?
This is a profound exploration of the current wars, looking at violence, gender and different forms of resistance. In "Frames of War", Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of state violence,Expand
Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of sex
Preface Acknowledgements Part 1: 1. Bodies that Matter 2. The Lesbian Phallus and the Morphological Imaginary 3. Phantasmatic Identification and the Assumption of Sex 4. Gender is Burning: QuestionsExpand
Notes Toward a Performative Theory of Assembly
Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, she extends her theory ofExpand
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