Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death

Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death

by Judith Butler
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ISBN-10:
0231118953
ISBN-13:
9780231118958
Pub. Date:
05/16/2002
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
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Overview

Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death

The celebrated author of Gender Trouble here redefines Antigone's legacy, recovering her revolutionary significance and liberating it for a progressive feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antigone shows how a culture of normative heterosexuality obstructs our capacity to see what sexual freedom and political agency could be.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780231118958
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publication date: 05/16/2002
Series: Wellek Library Lectures Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 118
Sales rank: 1,252,200
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents

Contents
Acknowledgments
1. Antigone's Claim
2. Unwritten Laws, Aberrant Transmissions
3. Promiscuous Obedience
Notes
Index



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