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Judith Butler

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With intellectual reference points that include Foucault and Freud, Wittig, Kristeva and Irigaray, this is one of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years and is perhaps the essential work of contemporary feminist thought.

One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler's concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Thrilling and provocative, few other academic works have roused passions to the same extent.

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis
Original Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272 pages
ISBN-10: 0415389550
Item Weight: 0.7 lbs
Dimensions: 5.1 x 1.12 x 7.8 inches
Customer Reviews: 4 out of 5 stars 10,001 to 50,000 ratings

‘Indispensable for feminist theory.’ - Hypatia

‘At times brilliant, always groundbreaking, Gender Trouble is bound to make some trouble of its own.’ - Outweek

‘The most authoritative attack to date on the "naturalness" of gender. This is a brilliant and innovative book.’ - Sandra Lee Bartky

Judith Butler