Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Philosophy - 185 pages
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With the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender in two earlier bestselling Routledge books, Gender Trouble, and Bodies That Matter, 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.
  

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Contents

Theory by Design
25
Abstraction in the Video Game
47
A Method
67
Postmodern Identity Patterns in Massively
87
Psychoanalysis and the Avatar
103
Video Games Media
129
Studying Sexuality
171
Video Games and Configurative Performances
195
Introduction to Ludology
221
The Example
237
Interactive Storytelling
259
History Narrative and Temporality in Combat
275
The First Thirty
303
About the Contributors
327
Copyright

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Judith Butler is Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous books include Gender Trouble (Routledge, 1990), and Bodies That Matter (Routledge, 1993).

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