Undoing Gender / Edition 1

Undoing Gender / Edition 1

by Judith Butler
     
 

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

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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.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969239
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/28/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
487,554
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: acting in concert1
1Beside oneself : on the limits of sexual autonomy17
2Gender regulations40
3Doing justice to someone : sex reassignment and allegories of transsexuality57
4Undiagnosing gender75
5Is kinship always already heterosexual?102
6Longing for recognition131
7Quandaries of the incest taboo152
8Bodily confessions161
9The end of sexual difference?174
10The question of social transformation204
11Can the "other" of philosophy speak?232

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