Bodies that matter : on the discursive limits of "sex" / Judith Butler Butler, Judith, 1956-

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Butler, Judith, 1956-
Subjects
Feminist theory.; Femininity.; Identity (Philosophical concept)
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"In Bodies That Matter, Judith Butler further develops her distinctive theory of gender by examining the workings of power at the most "material" dimensions of sex and sexuality. Deepening the inquiries she began in Gender Trouble, Butler offers an original reformulation of the materiality of bodies, 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 offers a clarification of the notion of "performativity" introduced in Gender Trouble and explores the meaning of a citational politics. The text includes readings of Plato, Irigaray, Lacan, and Freud on the formation of materiality and bodily boundaries; "Paris is Burning," Nella Larsen's "Passing," and short stories by Willa Cather; along with a reconsideration of "performativity" and politics in feminist, queer, and radical democratic theory"--Publisher's website. In Bodies that Matter, Judith Butler further develops her distinctive theory of gender by examining the workings of power at the most `material' dimensions of sex and sexuality. Deepening the inquiries she began in Gender Trouble, Butler offers an original reformulation of the materiality of bodies, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the 'matter' of bodies, sex and gender.Developing more gender trouble across a variety of philosophical, psychoanalytic and fictional works, Bodies that Matter opens new questions in feminism, post-structuralism and queer theory.
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Read associated articles: Gender studies, Male privilege, Philosophy of sex
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