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Excitable speech : a politics of the performative

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Butler
ISBN: 0415915880 9780415915885 0415915872 9780415915878
OCLC Number: 35128212
Description: x, 185 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction: On linguistic vulnerability --
Burning acts, injurious speech --
Sovereign performatives --
Contagious word: paranoia and "Homosexuality" in the military --
Implicit censorship and discursive agency.
Responsibility: Judith Butler.
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