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With the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender, Judith Butler turns her attention to speech and conduct in contemporary political life, looking at several efforts to target speech as conduct that has become subject to political debate and regulation. Reviewing hate speech regulations, anti-pornography arguments, and recent controversies about gay self-declaration in the military, Judith Butler asks whether and how language acts in each of these cultural sites.
|Introduction: On Linguistic Vulnerability||1|
|1||Burning Acts, Injurious Speech||43|
|3||Contagious Word: Paranoia and "Homosexuality" in the Military||103|
|4||Implicit Censorship and Discursive Agency||127|