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Judith Butler (Routledge Critical Thinkers)

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Since the publication of Gender Trouble in 1990, Judith Butler has revolutionised our understanding of identities and the ways in which they are constructed. This volume examines her critical thought through key texts, touching upon such issues as:
* The subject
* Gender
* Sex
* Language
* The Psyche
With clear discussions of the context and impact of Butler's work and an exten
Paperback, 194 pages
Published March 28th 2002 by Routledge (first published 2002)
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Adriana Scarpin
Dec 14, 2015 Adriana Scarpin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: filosofia, glbt, feminismo
O presente livro está dividido da seguinte forma:
- Por que Butler? Onde Salih discorre sobre as principais influências de Butler: Beauvoir, Wittig, Rubin, Hegel, Nietzsche, Foucault, Freud, Lacan, Althusser, Derrida e Austin.
- Ideias-chave, divididas em 5 capítulos:
1- O sujeito: Um apanhado geral das considerações butlerianas a respeito do sujeito hegeliano contidos em Subjects of Desire.
2- O gênero: Entrada na teoria queer propriamente dita através da análise de Gender Trouble, que é uma mistur
Oct 26, 2013 Siria rated it liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, litcrit
This is an introduction to Judith Butler's thought and writings up to about 2001, focusing on five of Butler's key interests: the subject, gender, sex, language and the psyche. Salih usefully breaks down some of Butler's more opaque prose, and I think I understand a little better some concepts which I didn't get in the last historiography class I took. Salih is however a little too defensive of Butler (and her prose style)—the fact that Butler says her prose style is deliberate doesn't make it e ...more
Joseph Sverker
It can only be said that this is an excellent introduction to Butler's work up until around 2000. Salih has a impressive knowledge of Butler's sources and explains Butler's use of Freud, Foucault and Althusser (amongst others) with great clarity. This means that Butler is also expressed with greater clarity. The book is structured chronologically where each chapter deals with Butler's major books. In this way one can trace a development in Butler's thinking.

Salih mainly presents and explains But
Dec 20, 2015 Paloma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
finalmente lido até o fim
excelente introdução para a butler
apresenta conceitos chave, caminhada teórica pelos livros e textos publicados além de críticas
restrita a 2002, acredito que as próximas edições devem conter os interesses de pesquisa da butler nos últimos 15 anos
Sep 17, 2014 Christoph rated it really liked it
A good, introductory overview of Butler's work.
Jessica Zu
A little too defensive of Butler, but otherwise an awesome book on Butler's philosophy, theory, and writing style.
Joel Modiri
May 03, 2013 Joel Modiri rated it liked it
Interesting summary and interpretation of Judith Butler's body of work.
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Librarian Note: Not to be confused with the medievalist Sarah Salih.

Sara Salih is a professor at the University of Kent in England, and formerly at the University of Toronto. Her research interests are in Caribbean, eighteenth century (especially early black writing, women’s prose fiction), postcolonial theory and writing.
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“O embate que Butler trava com a teorização de Lacan sobre o falo centra-se na significação e na simbolização tanto do pênis quanto do falo. Enquanto Lacan afirma a primazia do significante fálico, Butler destrona o falo da posição privilegiada em que Lacan o coloca. A desconexão entre o falo e o pênis é crucial para Butler, pois se o falo não é mais do que um símbolo, então ele pode simbollizar igualmente qualquer outra parte do corpo, e quem não "tem" nem "é" o falo (numa distinção importante tanto para Butler quanto para Lacan) pode reterritoralizar esse símbolo de forma subversiva. A disjunção entre o significante (o falo) e o referente (o pênis) permite a Butler subtrair o falo do domínio exclusivamente masculino e pôr abaixo a distinção entre "ser" e "ter": de fato, ninguém "tem" o falo,umavez que ele é um símbolo. Além disso, desconectar o falo do pênis possibilita que ele possa ser reacolocado por quem não tem pênis.” 2 likes
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