Gender trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity, Part 1

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Routledge, 1990 - Psychology - 172 pages
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Since its publication in 1990, "Gender Trouble" has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture. As Judith Butler writes in the major essay that stands as preface to the new edition, one point of "Gender Trouble" was 'not to prescribe a new gendered way of life, but to open of the field of possibility for gender.' Widely taught, and widely debated, "Gender Trouble" continues to offer a powerful critique of heteronormativity and of the function of gender in the modern world. Judith Butler's new preface situates "Gender Trouble" within the past decade of work on gender, and counters some common misconceptions about the book and its aims.

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I'm pretty torn on what to rate this. On the one hand, there's a lot that's insightful in here, and I think it deserves it reputation as one of the most important interventions in feminist theory of ... Read full review


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Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley, is the author of many works, including "Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity"; "The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection"; and "Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative,

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