Judith Butler, "Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity"
2006 | ISBN-10: 0415389550 | 272 pages | EPUB | 0,4 MB
One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butlers 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 Butlers 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.