Gender Trouble 3rd

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Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, this book questions the category ‘woman’ and examines ‘the masculine’ and ‘the feminine’. It considers gender as a reiterated social ‘performance’ rather than the expression of a prior reality.

ISBN: 9780415389556 Author: Butler, Judith Publisher: Routledge Publication Date: 1st May 2006 Imprint: Routledge Cover: Paperback Dewey: 305.3 (edition:22) Pages: 236 Edition: 2nd Edition Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, ‘essential’ notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category ‘woman’ and continues in this vein with examinations of ‘the masculine’ and ‘the feminine’. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler’s concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Thrilling and provocative, few other academic works have roused passions to the same extent.

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