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Society and Culture Bundle RC: Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex": Volume 2 Paperback – 7 Apr 2010

ISBN-13: 978-0415610155 ISBN-10: 041561015X

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  • Paperback: 226 pages
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd (7 April 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 041561015X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0415610155
  • Product Dimensions: 13.8 x 1.5 x 21.6 cm
  • Boxed-product Weight: 299 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 88,982 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"As a philosopher of gender [Judith Butler] is unparalleled." – Village Voice

"Butler gives us a new way to think about the materiality of the body in the discursive performity operative in the materialization of sex. Following a common move in postmodern feminism, Butler sets out to demolish the sex/gender distinction that has formed the mainstay of the de Beauvorian and radical feminism's notion that gender, as a cultural construction, could be critiqued and politicized against the givenness of the body's biological sex. . . .What is new in Bodies That Matter is Butler's attempt to write more directly about race." – Signs

"Extending the brilliant style of interrogation that made her 1990 book Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity a landmark of gender theory/queer theory, Butler here continues to refine our understandings of the complexly performative character of sexuality and gender and to trouble our assumptions about the inherent subversiveness of dissident sexualities. . . . indispensable reading across the wide range of concerns that queer theory is currently addressing." – Artforum

"What the implications/limitations of 'sexing' are and how the process works comprise the content of this strikingly perceptive book. . . . Butler has written a most significant and provocative work that addresses issues of immediate social concern." – The Boston Book Review

"A brilliant and original analysis." – Drucilla Cornell, Rutgers University, USA

"...a classic." – Elizabeth Grosz




About the Author

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature and the Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. She is presently the recipient of the Andrew Mellon Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in the Humanities.

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