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Judith Butler

Judith Butler

·4.06·20,677 Ratings
“ When you talk, you are only repeating what you already know. But if you listen, you may learn something new. ” ― Dalai Lama
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  • Giving an Account of Oneself

    ·4.14·606 Ratings
    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.
  • Precarious Life: The Powers of Mourning and Violence

    ·4.18·1,225 Ratings
    In her most impassioned and personal book to date, Judith Butler responds in this profound appraisal of post-9/11 America to the current US policies to wage perpetual war, and calls for a deeper understanding of how mourning and violence might instead ins
  • The Judith Butler Reader

    ·3.93·110 Ratings
    The Judith Butler Reader is a collection of writings that span her impressive career and trace her intellectual history. Judith Butler, author of influential books such as Gender Trouble, has built her international reputation as a theorist of power, gend
  • Undoing Gender

    ·4.09·2,101 Ratings
    Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In
  • Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"

    ·4.11·2,480 Ratings
    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
  • Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death

    ·3.76·386 Ratings
    Antigone, the renowned insurgent from Sophocles'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 feminis
  • Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left

    ·3.91·637 Ratings
    In an unusual experiment, three theorists engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Their essays, organized as separate contributions that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary crit
  • Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France

    ·3.71·103 Ratings
    This now classic work by one of the most important philosophers and critics of our time charts the trajectory of desire and its genesis from Hegel's formulation in Phenomenology of Spirit through its appropriation by Kojeve, Hyppolite, Sartre, Lacan, Dele
  • The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection

    ·4.07·791 Ratings
    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 q
  • Feminists Theorize the Political

    ·3.77·83 Ratings
    A collection of work by leading feminist scholars, engaging with the question of the political status of poststructuralism within feminism, and affirming the contemporary debate over theory as politically rich and consequential.
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