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Undoing Gender by Judith Butler
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May 10, 11

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A brilliant but somewhat uneven collection of essays. Your mileage may vary as to what resonates and what's skippable: for me the critiques of Lacanian psychoanalysis definitely fell into the latter category. I'd thought that the Oedipal complex had about the scientific currency of phlogiston; it was astonishing to see that Freud and Lacan arent' dead yet, but beyond that, not a great investment of my time. The remaining essays, however, are sheer gold.
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