Gender Trouble by Judith Butler audiobook

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

By Judith Butler
Read by Emily Beresford

Tantor Audio 9781138834729
8.43 Hours Unabridged
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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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Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Among the two or three most influential books (and by far the most popular) in the field of gender studies…A primer in gender studies—and sexy reading for college cafés.” Amazon.com
“Reshapes the categories through which we experience and perform our lives and bodies. To be troubled in this way is an intellectual pleasure and a political necessity.” Donna J. Haraway, author of Staying with the Trouble

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Author Bio: Judith Butler

Author Bio: Judith Butler

Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot Professor in the departments of rhetoric and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of Gender Trouble, The Psychic Life of Power, Excitable Speech, Bodies That Matter, and Frames of War.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Nonfiction
Runtime: 8.43
Audience: Adult
Language: English