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Butler, Judith 1956-

Works: 532 works in 1,703 publications in 11 languages and 46,700 library holdings
Genres: Interviews  Documentary films  Nonfiction films  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Interviewee, Editor, Author of introduction, Creator, Contributor, Honoree, Collector, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., wpr, Other, wat, Dedicatee, Performer, wst, Commentator, Publishing director, 001
Classifications: HQ1190, 305.3
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Gender trouble : feminism and the subversion of identity by Judith Butler( Book )

115 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, essential for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture
Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex" by Judith Butler( Book )

38 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Zet uiteen hoe er vanuit een constructivistisch perspectief recht kan worden gedaan aan de materialiteit van lichamen. Verwerpt het binnen vrouwenstudies aangebrachte onderscheid tussen geslacht, een lichamelijk gegeven, en gender, een culturele constructie. Stelt dat geslacht geen natuurlijk gegeven is, maar word geconstrueerd binnen de taal en cultuur waarin we leven. Gaat tevens in op de lawine van kritiek die over haar vorige boek (Gender trouble, 1990) werd uitgestort
Excitable speech : a politics of the performative by Judith Butler( Book )

35 editions published between 1996 and 2016 in English and German and held by 1,039 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Excitable Speech examines the issue of the threatening action of words. Negotiating the work of Austin, Derrida and Bourdieu, Butler offers a theory of the political performativity of language and illuminates the efficacy of injurious language
Undoing gender by Judith Butler( Book )

19 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Butler addresses the regulation of sexuality and gender that takes place in psychology, aesthetics, and social policy. These essays deepen her treatment of issues introduced by earlier work on the relationship between power and the body, the meaning & purpose of the incest taboo, and the problems of kinship
Feminists theorize the political by Judith Butler( Book )

18 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 827 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The use of "theory" in feminist analysis has been said to threaten feminism as a political force. This collection of work by leading feminist scholars engages with the question of the political status of poststructuralism theory within feminism. Against the view that the use of post-structuralism necessarily weakens feminism, 'Feminists Theorize the Political' affirms the contemporary debate over theory as politically rich and consequential. In laying the theoretical groundwork for the volume, Butler and Scott posed a number of questions to prominent legal scholars, literary critics, philosophers, political theorists, historians, and cultural theorists. The essays do not settle the questions but generate new and productive directions for them. The volume as a whole valorizes the unsettling power and politics of theory. The essays in 'Feminists Theorize the Political' speak to the questions that emerge from the convergence of feminism and poststructuralism: What happens to feminist critique when traditional foundations--experience, history, universal norms--are called into question? Can feminist theory problematize the notion of the subject without losing its political effectivity? Which version of the subject is to questioned, and how does that questioning open up possibilities for reformulating agency, power, and sites of political resistance? What are the consequences of a specifically feminist reformulation of difference? What are the uses and limits of a poststructuralist critique of binary logic for the theorization of racial and class differences, the position of the subaltern? This anthology represents a diverse array of theoretical work within feminist theory with strong political stakes. Although not all of the authors subscribe to poststructuralism, (and few would concede post-structuralism is a monolithic enterprise), each offers an innovative feminist analysis that is in some way motivated in and by the poststructuralist challenge. 'Feminists Theorize The Political' addresses a range of feminist concerns, including productive freedom, anti-discrimination law, rape, and formulating power in terms of exclusion, difference and hierarchy."--Source unknown
Precarious life : the powers of mourning and violence by Judith Butler( Book )

24 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 801 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this profound appraisal of post-September 11, 2001 America, Judith Butler considers the conditions of heightened vulnerability and aggression that followed from the attack, and the US government's decision to retaliate. She critiques the use of violence that has emerged as a response to loss, and argues that the dislocation of first-world privilege offers instead a chance to imagine a world in which that violence might be minimized, and in which interdependency becomes acknowledged as the basis for a global political community."--Jacket
Examined life by Astra Taylor( Visual )

25 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examined Life takes philosophy into the hustle and bustle of the everyday. The "rock star" philosophers of our time take "walks" through places that hold special resonance for them and their ideas. These places include crowded city streets, deserted alleyways, Central Park, and a garbage dump
The psychic life of power : theories in subjection by Judith Butler( Book )

23 editions published between 1977 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work combines social theory, philosophy, and psychoanalysis in novel ways, offering a more sustained analysis of the theory of subject formation implicit in such other works of the author as Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex" and Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity
Subjects of desire : Hegelian reflections in twentieth-century France by Judith Butler( Book )

38 editions published between 1987 and 2012 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work by one of the most important philosophers and critics of our time charts the genesis and trajectory of the desiring subject from Hegel's formulation in Phenomenology of Spirit to its appropriation by Kojève, Hyppolite, Sartre, Lacan, Deleuze, and Foucault. Judith Butler plots the French reception of Hegel and the successive challenges waged against his metaphysics and view of the subject, all while revealing ambiguities within his position. The result is a sophisticated reconsideration of the post-Hegelian tradition that has predominated in modern French thought.>
Antigone's claim : kinship between life and death by Judith Butler( Book )

20 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antigone, the renowned insurgent from Sophocle's Oedipus, has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes. Antigone proves to be a more ambivalent figure for feminism than has been acknowledged, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antignone shows how the constraints of normative kinship unfairly decide what will and will not be a liveable life."--Jacket
Contingency, hegemony, universality : contemporary dialogues on the left by Judith Butler( Book )

38 editions published between 2000 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"What is the contemporary legacy of Gramsci's notion of hegemony? How can universality be reformulated now that its spurious versions have been so thoroughly criticized?" "In this ground-breaking project, Judith Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek engage in a dialogue on central questions of contemporary philosophy and politics. Their essays, organized as three contributions each that respond to one another, range over the Hegelian legacy in contemporary critical theory, the theoretical dilemmas of multiculturalism, the universalism-versus-particularism debate, the strategies of the left in a globalized economy, and the relative merits of post-structuralism and Lacanian psychoanalysis for a critical social theory." "While the rigour and intelligence with which Butler, Laclau and Zizek approach their work is as formidable as one would expect, Contingency, Hegemony, Universality benefits additionally from their clear sense of energy and enjoyment in a revealing and often unpredictable exchange. Book jacket."--Jacket
Frames of war : when is life grievable? by Judith Butler( Book )

35 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an exploration of the current wars, looking at violence, gender and different forms of resistance. Judith Butler explores the media's portrayal of state violence, a process integral to the way in which the West wages modern war
Giving an account of oneself by Judith Butler( Book )

28 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers an outline for a new ethical practice - one responsive to the need for critical autonomy and grounded in a new sense of the human subject. The author demonstrates how difficult it is to give an account of oneself, and how this lack of self-transparency and narratibility is crucial to an ethical understanding of the human
The Judith Butler reader by Judith Butler( Book )

19 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Judith Butler reader is a collaborative effort by Sara Salih and Judith Butler to bring together writings that span Butler's impressive career as a critical philosopher, including selections from both well-known and lesser-known works. Salih's introduction emphasizes the political and ethial importance of Butler's ideas, and she supplies editorial material that will assist students in their readings of theories that stand at the forefront of contemporary theoretical and political debates
The power of religion in the public sphere by Judith Butler( Book )

17 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and Japanese and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains essays and dialogues in which philosophers Judith Butler, Jürgen Habermas, Charles Taylor, and Cornel West discuss the role of religion in public life
Parting ways : Jewishness and the critique of Zionism by Judith Butler( Book )

12 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Here, the provocative theorist argues for the separation of Jewishness from Zionism, engaging a number of thinkers who offer important resources for thinking about dispossession, state violence, and possibilities of cohabitation
Reification : a new look at an old idea by Axel Honneth( Book )

22 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In these original and imaginative essays, delivered as the Tanner Lectures at the University of California, Berkeley, in 2005, the distinguished third-generation Frankfurt School philosopher Axel Honneth attempts to rescue the concept of reification by recasting it in the terms of the philosophy of recognition he has been developing over the past two decades." "Three distinguished political and social theorists - Judith Butler, Raymond Geuss, and Jonathan Lear - respond with hard questions about the central anthropological premise of Honneth's argument: the assumption that prior to cognition there is a fundamental experience of intersubjective recognition that can provide a normative standard by which current social relations can be judged wanting. Honneth listens carefully to their criticisms and provides a powerful defense of his position."--Jacket
The question of gender : Joan W. Scott's critical feminism( Book )

12 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"How has the study of gender independently or in conjunction with other axes of difference - such as race, class, and sexuality - inflected existing fields of study and created new ones? To what extent has this concept modified or been modified by related paradigms such as women's and queer studies? With what discursive politics does the term engage, and with what effects? In what settings, and through what kinds of operations and transformations, can gender remain a useful category in the twenty-first century?"--Back cover
What does a Jew want? : on binationalism and other specters by Udi Aloni( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 219 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the hopes of promoting justice, peace, and solidarity for and with the Palestine people, Udi Aloni confronts the core issues of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict
What's left of theory? : new work on the politics of literary theory by Judith Butler( Book )

18 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For several years, a debate on the politics of theory has been conducted within literary studies. Questions covered include what is meant by politics, and does literature remain the same after theory? This text outlines the main arguments and isses
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Gender trouble : feminism and the subversion of identity
Alternative Names
Batler, Džudit

Beo Teul Leo, Ju Di Seu 1956-

Butler, J. 1956-

Butler, J. P. 1956-

Butler, Judith.

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Butler, Judith (Judith P.)

Butler, Judith P.

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Butler, Judith Pamela

Butler, Judith R.

Džudit Batler

Ju Di Seu Beo Teul Leo 1956-

Judita Butler

Judith Butler Amerikaans filosofe

Judith Butler amerikai filozófus

Judith Butler filosofa statunitense

Judith Butler Philosophe et militante américaine

Judith Butler socjolog

Judith Butler US-amerikanische Philosophin, Hochschullehrerin und Autorin

Judith Butlerová

Pŏt'ŭllŏ, ChuTisŭ 1956-

Τζούντιθ Μπάτλερ

Батлер, Джудит

Джудит Батлер

Джудит Бътлър

Джудіт Батлер

Џудит Батлер

Ջուդիթ Բաթլեր

בטלר, ג'ודית 1956-

ג'ודית באטלר

جوديث بتلر

جودیت باتلر نویسنده و فیلسوف آمریکایی

जूडिथ बट्लर

ਜੂਡਿਥ ਬਟਲਰ

ஜூடித் பட்லர்

ჯუდით ბატლერი

버틀러, 주디스 1956-

버틀러, 주디스 P. 1956-

버틀러, 쥬디스 P. 1956-

주디스 버틀러 미국의 철학자, 젠더 이론가


バトラー, ジュディス

バトラ-, ジュディス 1956-


Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex"Excitable speech : a politics of the performativeUndoing genderFeminists theorize the politicalPrecarious life : the powers of mourning and violenceThe psychic life of power : theories in subjectionSubjects of desire : Hegelian reflections in twentieth-century FranceAntigone's claim : kinship between life and death