Sexual Politics, Social Change and the Power of the Performative
By (author) Gill Jagger
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Judith Butler by Gill Jagger
Book DescriptionJudith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access. This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, plus a critical examination of it and its precursors, both feminist (including Simone de Beauvoir, Monique Wittig, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray), and non-feminist (including Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and Jacques Derrida). The volume covers such topics as: * gender as performance and performativity * sociological notions of performance * the materiality of the body and the role of biology * power, identity and social regulation * subjectivity, agency and feminist political practice. A comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, this book also covers melancholia and gender identity, hate speech, pornography and 'race', social change and transformation, and Butler's shifting relation to psychoanalysis. Clearly laid out to cover key themes for a student audience, this text will be an essential read for undergraduates in the fields of gender, psychoanalysis and sociology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415219754
(234mm x 156mm x 11mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gill Jagger
Embodied Selves, Hardback (December 2012)
This interdisciplinary collection explores the role the body plays in constituting our sense of self, signalling the interplay between material embodiment, social meaning, and material and social conditions.
Judith Butler, Hardback (July 2003)
Provides a comprehensive introduction to Judith Butler's work. This volume covers such topics as: gender as performance and performativity sociological notions of performance the materiality of the body and the role of biology power; identity and social regulation subjectivity; and, agency and feminist political practice.
Changing Family Values, Paperback (March 1999)» View all books by Gill Jagger
Ranging across politics, social policy, the law, sociology and history, the contributors focus on the diverse realities of contemporary family life. Offers a comprehensive introduction to contemporary debates surrounding the family.
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Author Biography - Gill Jagger
Gill Jagger is a lecturer in the department of Social Sciences at the University of Hull. Her research interests include poststructuralist theory and gender, sexual difference and the body and she has published in these areas. She co-edited Changing Family Values (Routledge, 1999).
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