Judith Butler in Conversation: Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life [NOOK Book]

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How has Judith Butler's writing contributed to thought in the Social Sciences and the Humanities? The participants in this project draw on various aspects of Butler's conceptual work and they question how it has opened up the possibilities of thought in-areas of study as diverse as Theater Studies, Education, and Narrative Therapy. In a format that demands careful listening and response, the scholars in this book interact with Butler and with her writing, and they interact with each other. Within this dynamic ...
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Judith Butler in Conversation: Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life

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Overview

How has Judith Butler's writing contributed to thought in the Social Sciences and the Humanities? The participants in this project draw on various aspects of Butler's conceptual work and they question how it has opened up the possibilities of thought in-areas of study as diverse as Theater Studies, Education, and Narrative Therapy. In a format that demands careful listening and response, the scholars in this book interact with Butler and with her writing, and they interact with each other. Within this dynamic interactive space, they take up Butler's body of work and they carry it in new and exciting directions. Their conversations and writing are, in turn, funny, exciting, surprising and moving.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135910990
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/31/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 296
  • File size: 701 KB

Meet the Author

Bronwyn Davies is Professor of Education at the University of Western Sydney. Her current work involves a critique of neoliberalism as it impacts on subjectivities at work. She is also researching pedagogies of place and transgressive research methodologies. Her most recent book with Susanne Gannon, Doing Collective Biography, is published by Open University Press (2006).

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments     vii
Contributors     ix
Introduction   Bronwyn Davies     xiii
Conversation with Judith Butler I Bronwyn Davies     1
"An Account of Oneself"   Judith Butler     19
Forgiving, Given Over, Given Away: A Response to Judith Butler   Fiona Jenkins     39
Passionately Attached: Academic Subjects of Desire   Eva Bendix Petersen     55
Found/Wanting and Becoming/Undone A Response to Eva Bendix Petersen   Sheridan Linnell     69
Conversation with Judith Butler II     87
Sissy-Boy Melancholy and the Educational Possibilities of Incoherence   David McInnes     95
Becoming Sissy: A Response to David McInnes   Cristyn Davies     117
Conversation with Judith Butler III     135
Words That Matter: Reading the Performativity of Humanity through Butler and Blanchot   Linnell Secomb     145
Sustaining Language/Existing Threats: Resistance and Rhetoric in Australian Refugee Discourses: A Response to Linnell Secomb   Susanne Gannon   Sue Saltmarsh     163
Conversation with Judith Butler IV     187
Taking Account of Childhood Excess: "Bringing the Elsewhere Home"   Affrica Taylor     195
Dressing Up and Growing Up: Rehearsals on the Threshold of Intelligibility: A Response to Affrica Taylor   Jonathan Bollen     217
Conversation with Judith Butler V     235
References     245
Index     259
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