Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "sex"
In Bodies That Matter, Judith Butler further develops her distinctive theory of gender by examining the workings of power at the most "material" dimensions of sex and sexuality. Deepening the inquiries she began in Gender Trouble, Butler offers an original reformulation of the materiality of bodies, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the "matter" of bodies, sex, and gender.
Butler argues that power operates to constrain "sex" from the start, delimiting what counts as a viable sex. She offers a clarification of the notion of "performativity" introduced in Gender Trouble and explores the meaning of a citational politics. The text includes readings of Plato, Irigaray, Lacan, and Freud on the formation of materiality and bodily boundaries; "Paris is Burning," Nella Larsen's "Passing," and short stories by Willa Cather; along with a reconsideration of "performativity" and politics in feminist, queer, and radical democratic theory.
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Review: Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"Nutzerbericht - Mustika Amalia - Goodreads
Reading this due to my thesis uses the theory of the body. Very great book suggested to those who are interested in studying gender Vollständige Rezension lesen
Review: Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex"Nutzerbericht - Avital Gad-Cykman - Goodreads
In Bodies that Matter Judith Butler replies to the criticism of her earlier book Gender Trouble. She argues with the feminist thinkers who see the body as matter--a material body with a sexual ... Vollständige Rezension lesen
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