Gender trouble : feminism and the subversion of identity / Judith Butler.

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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Butler, Judith, 1956-
Format: Book
Published: New York, NY : Routledge, 1990.
Series:Thinking gender.
Table of Contents:
  • Preface
  • 1. Subjects of sex/gender/desire. "Women" as the subject of feminism ; The compulsory order of sex/gender/desire ; Gender : the circular ruins of contemporary debate ; Theorizing the binary, the unitary, and beyond ; Identity, sex, and the metaphysics of substance ; Language, power, and the strategies of displacement
  • 2. Prohibition, psychoanalysis, and the production of the heterosexual matrix. Structuralism's critical exchange ; Lacan, Riviere, and the strategies of masquerade ; Freud and the melancholia of gender ; Gender complexity and the limits of identification ; Reformulating prohibition as power
  • 3. Subversive bodily acts. The body politics of Julia Kristeva ; Foucault, Herculine, and the politics of sexual discontinuity ; Monique Wittig : bodily disintegration and fictive sex ; Bodily inscriptions, performative subversions
  • Conclusion: From parody to politics.