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Undoing Gender
Contributor(s): Butler, Judith
ISBN: 0415969239     ISBN-13: 9780415969239
Publisher: Routledge
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Product Type: Paperback - Other Formats
Published: August 2004
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"Undoing Gender" constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections on gender and sexuality, focusing on new kinship, psychoanalysis and the incest taboo, transgender, intersex, diagnostic categories, social violence, and the tasks of social transformation. In terms that draw from feminist and queer theory, Butler considers the norms that govern--and fail to govern--gender and sexuality as they relate to the constraints on recognizable personhood. The book constitutes a reconsideration of her earlier view on gender performativity from "Gender Trouble". In this work, the critique of gender norms is clearly situated within the framework of human persistence and survival. And to "do" one's gender in certain ways sometimes implies "undoing" dominant notions of personhood. She writes about the "New Gender Politics" that has emerged in recent years, a combination of movements concerned with transgender, transsexuality, intersex, and their complex relations to feminist and queer theory.

Additional Information
Library of Congress Subjects:
Sex role.
Gender identity.
BISAC Categories:
- Literary Criticism | Feminist
Dewey: 305.3
LCCN: 2003066872
Book type: Non-Fiction
Physical Information: 8.75" H x 5.75" W x 0.75" (1.05 lbs) 273 pages
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Contributor Bio(s): Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Departments of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. Among her books are Gender Trouble, Bodies That Matter, and Excitable Speech, all published by Routledge.