'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.' - from back cover
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Judith BUTLER

Location code REF.BUJ2
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English

Publication/Creation date

2011

No of pages

219

ISBN / ISSN

9780415610155

No of copies

1

Content type

monograph

Chapter headings
Introduction
Part I
Bodies That Matter
The Lesbian Phallus and the Morphological Imaginary
Phantasmatic Identification and the Assumption of Sex
Gender is Burning: Questions of Appropriation and Subversion
Part II
'Dangerous Crossing': Willa Cather's Masculine Names
Passing, Queering: Nella Larsen's Psychoanalytic Challenge
Arguing with the Real
Critically Queer
Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of 'Sex'
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Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of 'Sex'

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