Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex

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Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex Author Judith Butler
ISBN-10 041561015X
ISBN-13 9780415610155
Year 2011-05-15
Pages 256
Language English
Publisher Routledge
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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 Butler argues that power operates to constrain sex from the start delimiting what counts as a viable sex She clarifies the notion of performativity introduced in Gender Trouble and via bold readings of Plato Irigaray Lacan and Freud explores the meaning of a citational politics She also draws on documentary and literature with compelling interpretations of the film Paris is Burning Nella Larsen s Passing and short stories by Willa Cather

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