Judith Butler : From Norms to Politics
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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- Hardback | 216 pages
- 152 x 229 x 15mm | 489g
- 18 Sep 2007
- Polity Press
- Oxford, United Kingdom
- 1. Auflage
- black & white illustrations
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15 Jan 1991
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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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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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