Anthony's Reviews > Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

Gender Trouble by Judith Butler
Rate this book
Clear rating

by
835860
's review
Apr 07, 09

bookshelves: feminism-queer-theory

from the 1st paragraph of the preface:
"To make trouble was, within the reigning discourse of my childhood, something one should never do precisely because that would get one IN trouble. The rebellion and its reprimand seemed to be caught up in the same terms, a phenomenon that gave rise to my first critical insight into the subtle ruse of power: The prevailing law threatened one with trouble, even put one in trouble, all to keep one out of trouble. Hence, I concluded that trouble is inevitable and the task, how best to make it, what best way to be in it."

This book is really wonderful
1 like · likeflag

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Gender Trouble.
sign in »

No comments have been added yet.