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Judith Butler : From Norms to Politics

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With the publication of her highly acclaimed and much-cited book Gender Trouble, Judith Butler became one of the most influential feminist theorists of her generation. Her theory of gender performativity and her writings on corporeality, on the injurious capacity of language, on the vulnerability of human life to violence and on the impact of mourning on politics have, taken together, comprised a substantial and highly original body of work that has a wide and truly cross-disciplinary appeal. In this lively book, Moya Lloyd provides both a clear exposition and an original critique of Butler's work. She examines Butlers core ideas, traces the development of her thought from her first book to her most recent work, and assesses Butlers engagements with the philosophies of Hegel, Foucault, Derrida, Irigaray and de Beauvoir, as well as addressing the nature and impact of Butler's writing on feminist theory. Throughout Lloyd is particularly concerned to examine Butler's political theory, including her critical interventions in such contemporary political controversies as those surrounding gay marriage, hate-speech, human rights, and September 11 and its aftermath.
Judith Butler offers an accessible and original contribution to existing debates that will be an invaluable resource for students and scholars alike.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 15mm | 489g
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1. Auflage
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0745626114
  • 9780745626116

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With the publication of her highly acclaimed and much-cited bookGender Trouble, Judith Butler became one of the most influentialfeminist theorists of her generation. Her theory of genderperformativity and her writings on corporeality, on the injuriouscapacity of language, on the vulnerability of human life toviolence and on the impact of mourning on politics have, takentogether, comprised a substantial and highly original body of workthat has a wide and truly cross-disciplinary appeal.

In this lively book, Moya Lloyd provides both a clear expositionand an original critique of Butler's work. She examines Butlerscore ideas, traces the development of her thought from her firstbook to her most recent work, and assesses Butlers engagements withthe philosophies of Hegel, Foucault, Derrida, Irigaray and deBeauvoir, as well as addressing the nature and impact of Butler'swriting on feminist theory. Throughout Lloyd is particularlyconcerned to examine Butler's political theory, including hercritical interventions in such contemporary political controversiesas those surrounding gay marriage, hate-speech, human rights, andSeptember 11 and its aftermath.

Judith Butler offers an accessible and originalcontribution to existing debates that will be an invaluableresource for students and scholars alike.
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Table of contents

* Contents * Abbreviations * Acknowledgements * * Chapter One: Introduction * Chapter Two: Rethinking sex and gender * Chapter Three: Towards a subversive gender politics * Chapter Four: Psychoanalysis and gendered subjectivity * Chapter Five: 'Talking back': resignification and politics * Chapter Six: What makes for a liveable life? * Bibliography
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"An original and engaging overview of Butler s body of work."
Australian Journal of Political Science

"For students and faculty struggling to understand Judith Butler, I strongly recommend this book. Lloyd proves to be a reliable guide who is not afraid to engage critically with Butler's gender theory and politics."
Steven Seidman, University at Albany, State University of New York

"Moya Lloyd's careful reading of the work of Judith Butler is a gift of scholarly generosity. With insight and precision, Lloyd sets out the themes, questions and contexts driving Butler's philosophy. This important book will benefit beginning and advanced readers of Butler as it traces the deep connections between the body, language, ethics and politics extending throughout her thought."
Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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"An original and engaging overview of Butler's body of work." Australian Journal of Political Science "For students and faculty struggling to understand Judith Butler, I strongly recommend this book. Lloyd proves to be a reliable guide who is not afraid to engage critically with Butler's gender theory and politics." Steven Seidman, University at Albany, State University of New York "Moya Lloyd's careful reading of the work of Judith Butler is a gift of scholarly generosity. With insight and precision, Lloyd sets out the themes, questions and contexts driving Butler's philosophy. This important book will benefit beginning and advanced readers of Butler as it traces the deep connections between the body, language, ethics and politics extending throughout her thought." Jodi Dean, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
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About Moya Lloyd

M. Lloyd, Senior Lecturer, Loughborough University
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