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Gender trouble : feminism and the subversion of identity

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 1990.
Series: Thinking gender.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Butler examines the 'trouble' with unproblematized appeals to sex/gender identities. She challenges a variety of psychological assumptions about what it means to be a gender and gives re-readings of Lacan, Freud, and Kristeva.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Butler, Judith, 1956-
Gender trouble.
New York : Routledge, 1990
(OCoLC)644621911
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Butler
ISBN: 0415900425 9780415900423 0415900433 9780415900430
OCLC Number: 19630577
Description: xiv, 172 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Preface --
1. Subjects of sex/gender/desire. "Women" as the subject of feminism ; The compulsory order of sex/gender/desire ; Gender : the circular ruins of contemporary debate ; Theorizing the binary, the unitary, and beyond ; Identity, sex, and the metaphysics of substance ; Language, power, and the strategies of displacement --
2. Prohibition, psychoanalysis, and the production of the heterosexual matrix. Structuralism's critical exchange ; Lacan, Riviere, and the strategies of masquerade ; Freud and the melancholia of gender ; Gender complexity and the limits of identification ; Reformulating prohibition as power --
3. Subversive bodily acts. The body politics of Julia Kristeva ; Foucault, Herculine, and the politics of sexual discontinuity ; Monique Wittig : bodily disintegration and fictive sex ; Bodily inscriptions, performative subversions --
Conclusion: From parody to politics.
Series Title: Thinking gender.
Responsibility: Judith Butler.

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