Butler, Judith 1956-
Most widely held works about Judith Butler
Most widely held works by Judith Butler
Gender trouble : feminism and the subversion of identity by Judith Butler ( Book )
76 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,061 libraries worldwide
One of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, essential for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture.
Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex by Judith Butler ( Book )
22 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 1,149 libraries worldwide
In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to€the most "material" dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers a brilliant reworking of the body, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the "matter" of bodies, sex, and gender.
Undoing gender by Judith Butler ( Book )
23 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,084 libraries worldwide
Butler addresses the regulation of sexuality and gender that takes place in psychology, aesthetics, and social policy. These essays deepen her treatment of issues introduced by earlier work on the relationship between power and the body, the meaning & purpose of the incest taboo, and the problems of kinship.
What's left of theory? new work on the politics of literary theory ( Book )
14 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 841 libraries worldwide
For several years, a debate on the politics of theory has been conducted within literary studies. Questions covered include what is meant by politics, and does literature remain the same after theory? This text outlines the main arguments and isses.
Antigone's claim : kinship between life and death by Judith Butler ( Book )
15 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 833 libraries worldwide
"Antigone, the renowned insurgent from Sophocle's Oedipus, has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes. Antigone proves to be a more ambivalent figure for feminism than has been acknowledged, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antignone shows how the constraints of normative kinship unfairly decide what will and will not be a liveable life."--BOOK JACKET.
Feminists theorize the political ( Book )
8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 787 libraries worldwide
The use of "theory" in feminist analysis has been said to threaten feminism as a political force. This collection of work by leading feminist scholars engages with the question of the political status of poststructuralism theory within feminism. Against the view that the use of post-structuralism necessarily weakens feminism, 'Feminists Theorize the Political' affirms the contemporary debate over theory as politically rich and consequential. In laying the theoretical groundwork for the volume, Butler and Scott posed a number of questions to prominent legal scholars, literary critics, philosophers, political theorists, historians, and cultural theorists. The essays do not settle the questions but generate new and productive directions for them. The volume as a whole valorizes the unsettling power and politics of theory. The essays in 'Feminists Theorize the Political' speak to the questions that emerge from the convergence of feminism and poststructuralism: What happens to feminist critique when traditional foundations--experience, history, universal norms--are called into question? Can feminist theory problematize the notion of the subject without losing its political effectivity? Which version of the subject is to questioned, and how does that questioning open up possibilities for reformulating agency, power, and sites of political resistance? What are the consequences of a specifically feminist reformulation of difference? What are the uses and limits of a poststructuralist critique of binary logic for the theorization of racial and class differences, the position of the subaltern? This anthology represents a diverse array of theoretical work within feminist theory with strong political stakes. Although not all of the authors subscribe to poststructuralism, (and few would concede post-structuralism is a monolithic enterprise), each offers an innovative feminist analysis that is in some way motivated in and by the poststructuralist challenge. 'Feminists Theorize The Political' addresses a range of feminist concerns, including productive freedom, anti-discrimination law, rape, and formulating power in terms of exclusion, difference and hierarchy.
Excitable speech : a politics of the performative by Judith Butler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in English and held by 757 libraries worldwide
With the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender in two earlier best-selling 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. Reviewing hate speech regulations, anti-pornography arguments, and recent controversies about gay self-declaration in the military, Judith Butler asks whether and how language acts in each of these cultural sites. Excitable Speech examines the issue of the threatening action of words. The book suggests that although language is a kind of performance which has the power to produce political effects and injuries, it is best understood as a scene of injury rather than its cause. Rather, Butler warns us againts a 'sovereign' view of language, in which the words we speak are construed as unequivocal forms of conduct. She shows that the repetition of injurious language can be the occasion of its redefinition. Negotiating the work of Austin, Derrida and Bourdieu, she offers a theory of the political performativity of language. Butler illuminates the efficacy of injurious language, covering speech act therapy in both philosophical and literary traditions, Supreme Court cases, hate speech and pornography critics, and recent bans on gay speech in the military.
Giving an account of oneself by Judith Butler ( Book )
18 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 649 libraries worldwide
What does it mean to lead a moral life?In her first extended study of moral philosophy, Judith Butler offers a provocative outline for a new ethical practice?one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human subject. Butler takes as her starting point one?s ability to answer the questions?What have I done?? and?What ought I to do?? She shows that these question can be answered only by asking a prior question,?Who is this?I? who is under an obligation to give an account of itself and to act in certain ways?? Because I find that I cannot give an account.
The psychic life of power : theories in subjection by Judith Butler ( Book )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 642 libraries worldwide
As a form of power, subjection is paradoxical. To be dominated by a power external to oneself is a familiar and agonizing form power takes. To find, however, that what "one" is, one's very formation as a subject, is dependent upon that very power is quite another. If, following Foucault, we understand power as forming the subject as well, it provides the very condition of its existence and the trajectory of its desire. Power is not simply what we depend on for our existence but that which forms reflexivity as well. Drawing upon Hegel, Nietzsche, Freud, Foucault, and Althusser, this challenging and lucid work offers a theory of subject formation that illuminates as ambivalent the psychic effects of social power. Although most readers of Foucault eschew psychoanalytic theory, and most thinkers of the psyche eschew Foucault, the author seeks to theorize this ambivalent relation between the social and the psychic as one of the most dynamic and difficult effects of power.
Precarious life : the powers of mourning and violence by Judith Butler ( Book )
13 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Turkish and held by 589 libraries worldwide
"In this profound appraisal of post-September 11, 2001 America, Judith Butler considers the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that followed from the attack, and the US government's decision to retaliate. She critiques the use of violence that has emerged as a response to loss, and argues that the dislocation of first-world privilege offers instead a chance to imagine a world in which that violence might be minimized, and in which interdependency becomes acknowledged as the basis for a global political community."--Jacket.
Subjects of desire : Hegelian reflections in twentieth-century France by Judith Butler ( Book )
9 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 542 libraries worldwide
Examined life ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and German and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump.
Contingency, hegemony, universality : contemporary dialogues on the left by Judith Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 485 libraries worldwide
"What is the contemporary legacy of Gramsci's notion of hegemony? How can universality be reformulated now that its spurious versions have been so thoroughly criticized?" "In this ground-breaking project, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Their essays, organized as three contributions each that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the left in a globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory." "While the rigour and intelligence with which Butler, Laclau and Zizek approach their work is as formidable as one would expect, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange. Book jacket."--BOOK JACKET.
Frames of war : when is life grievable by Judith Butler ( Book )
12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 432 libraries worldwide
This is an exploration of the current wars, looking at violence, gender and different forms of resistance. Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of state violence, a process integral to the way in which the West wages modern war.
Erotic welfare : sexual theory and politics in the age of epidemic by Linda Singer ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 405 libraries worldwide
Who sings the nation-state? : language, politics, belonging by Judith Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and French and held by 353 libraries worldwide
"What is contained in a state has become ever more plural while the boundaries of a state have become ever more fluid. In a world of migration and shifting allegiances - caused by cultural, economic, military and climatic change - the state is a more provisional place and its inhabitants, more stateless." "This spirited and engaging conversation, between two of America's foremost critics and two of the most influential theorists of the last decade, ranges widely across what Enlightenment and key contemporary philosophers have to say about the state, who exercises power in today's world, whether we can have a right to rights, the past, present, and future of the state in a time of globalization, and even what the singing of the "Star Spangled Banner" in Spanish says about the complex world we live in today."--Jacket.
Reification : a new look at an old idea by Axel Honneth ( Book )
14 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 345 libraries worldwide
The Judith Butler reader by Judith Butler ( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 309 libraries worldwide
Judith Butler in conversation : analyzing the texts and talk of everyday life ( Book )
12 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 247 libraries worldwide
The power of religion in the public sphere ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 241 libraries worldwide
Contains essays and dialogues in which philosophers Judith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West discuss the role of religion in public life.
Antigone (Greek mythology) Butler, Judith,--1956- Civilization, Modern Conduct of life Criticism Criticism, interpretation, etc. Desire (Philosophy) Ethics Femininity Feminism Feminist theory Feminist theory--Political aspects Gender identity Hate speech Hegel, Georg Wilhelm Friedrich,--1770-1831 History Identity (Psychology) Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) International relations Irigaray, Luce Kinship--Philosophy Lacan, Jacques,--1901-1981 Language and languages--Political aspects Language and sex Mass media and public opinion Nationalism Oral communication--Social aspects Philosophy Philosophy, French Philosophy, Modern Political and social views Political science--Philosophy Political violence Politics and literature Postmodernism--Social aspects Power (Philosophy) Power (Social sciences) Right and left (Political science) Self (Philosophy) Self--Social aspects Sex differences (Psychology) Sex role Sex role--Philosophy Sexual orientation--Philosophy Speech acts (Linguistics) Structuralism United States Violence--Political aspects Violence--Social aspects War on Terrorism (2001-2009)
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