Abstract: In this book, Butler examines the 'trouble' with unproblematized appeals to sex/gender identities. She argues that the foundational categories of feminist and gender discourse are actually effects of unexamined relations of power. In their place she calls for a politics in which identity concepts are destabilized, proliferated, and radically reformulated. She challenges a variety of psychological assumptions about what it means to be a person or a gender, and offers rereadings of Levi-Strauss, Lacan, Freud, Gail Rubin, and Kristeva, and through a consideration of Wittig's work she provides a feminist supplement to Foucault.
Title and contributions: Gender trouble : feminism and the subversion of identity / Judith Butler ; with an introduction by the author.
Publication: New York : Routledge, 2006.
Physical description: p. cm.
Series: Routledge classics
Language: eng (language of the text, soundtrack, etc..)
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