Politics of the Performative
By (author) Judith P. Butler
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Excitable Speech by Judith P. Butler
Book DescriptionWith the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender, Judith Butler turns her attention to speech and conduct in contemporary political life, looking at several efforts to target speech as conduct that has become subject to political debate and regulation. Reviewing hate speech regulations, anti-pornography arguments, and recent controversies about gay self-declaration in the military, Judith Butler asks whether and how language acts in each of these cultural sites.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415915885
(229mm x 152mm x 13mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 3-Apr-1997
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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What's Left of Theory?, Hardback (August 2000)
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Drawing upon Hegel, Nietzsche, Freud, Foucault and Althusser, this work offers a theory of subject formation that illuminates as ambivalent the psychic effects of social power.
Excitable Speech, Hardback (March 1997)» View all books by Judith P. Butler
Addresses speech as a conduct which has become subject to political debate and regulation. The text invesigates hate speech regulation, anti-pornography arguments and controversies about gay self-declaration in the military.
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Author Biography - Judith P. Butler
Judith Butler is Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous books include Gender Trouble (Routledge, 1990), and Bodies That Matter (Routledge, 1993).
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