Gender Trouble 3rd

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Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, this book questions the category ‘woman’ and examines ‘the masculine’ and ‘the feminine’. It considers gender as a reiterated social ‘performance’ rather than the expression of a prior reality.

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One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, ‘essential’ notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category ‘woman’ and continues in this vein with examinations of ‘the masculine’ and ‘the feminine’. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler’s concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Thrilling and provocative, few other academic works have roused passions to the same extent.

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Weight 0.277 kg
Dimensions 19.7 × 13.3 × 1.4 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

236

Language

English

Edition

2nd edition

Dewey

305.3 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K