By Gill Jagger
Judith Butler's paintings on gender, sexuality, id, and the physique has proved hugely influential throughout more than a few educational disciplines within the humanities and social sciences. but it's also notoriously tough to entry.
This key ebook presents a accomplished advent to Butler's paintings, plus a serious exam of it and its precursors, either feminist (including Simone de Beauvoir, Monique Wittig, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray), and non-feminist (including Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and Jacques Derrida). the amount covers such issues as:
- gender as functionality and performativity
- sociological notions of performance
- the materiality of the physique and the function of biology
- power, id and social regulation
- subjectivity, corporation and feminist political practice.
A finished creation to Butler’s paintings, this publication additionally covers melancholia and gender identity, hate speech, pornography and 'race', social swap and transformation, and Butler’s transferring relation to psychoanalysis.
Clearly laid out to hide key topics for a pupil viewers, this article will be a vital learn for undergraduates within the fields of gender, psychoanalysis and sociology.