Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

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Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 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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I don't know the dates of the other reviews, but I'll say it again, 15 November 2016: The book scanned is not Excitable Speech, but a book about video games. A bit funny, yet frustrating because we really need Butler at times like these.

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For some reason searching this book online pulls material from: The Video Game Theory Reader
edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron. In a really awesome way, the two books are not unrelated, but
the error is bound to frustrate people who are looking for *only* Butler material or *only* game studies work. 

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
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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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