From Norms to Politics
By (author) Moya Lloyd
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Judith Butler by Moya Lloyd
Book DescriptionWith the publication of her highly acclaimed and much-cited book Gender Trouble, Judith Butler became one of the most influential feminist theorists of her generation. Her theory of gender performativity and her writings on corporeality, on the injurious capacity of language, on the vulnerability of human life to violence and on the impact of mourning on politics have, taken together, comprised a substantial and highly original body of work that has a wide and truly cross-disciplinary appeal. In this lively book, Moya Lloyd provides both a clear exposition and an original critique of Butler's work. She examines Butlers core ideas, traces the development of her thought from her first book to her most recent work, and assesses Butlers engagements with the philosophies of Hegel, Foucault, Derrida, Irigaray and de Beauvoir, as well as addressing the nature and impact of Butler's writing on feminist theory. Throughout Lloyd is particularly concerned to examine Butler's political theory, including her critical interventions in such contemporary political controversies as those surrounding gay marriage, hate-speech, human rights, and September 11 and its aftermath. Judith Butler offers an accessible and original contribution to existing debates that will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780745626116
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Polity Press
Publisher: Polity Press
Publish Date: 15-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Moya Lloyd
Butler and Ethics, Hardback (June 2015)
Judith Butler is best known for Gender Trouble (1990), the book that introduced the idea of gender performativity. However, with the publication of Giving an Account of Oneself in 2005, it appeared as if her work had taken a different turn. This collection of 10 essays offers a sustained evaluation of that alleged ethical turn.
Politics of Radical Democracy, Hardback (November 2008)
This book addresses the idea of radical democracy - one of the most vibrant currents in contemporary political thought - in poststructuralist terms.
Judith Butler, Paperback (July 2007)
This book provides both a clear exposition and an original critique of Butlers work. It examines her core ideas, traces the development of her thought from her first book to her most recent work, assessing Butlers engagement with other key philosophies, as well as addressing the nature and impact of Butlers writing on feminist theory.
Beyond Identity Politics, Paperback (April 2005)» View all books by Moya Lloyd
A Feminist Politics of Difference engages with key contemporary issues such as difference, identity and subjectivity, and their relation to power and politics.
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Author Biography - Moya Lloyd
M. Lloyd, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
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