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Women and Social Transformation: Translated by Jacqueline Vaida
Women and Social Transformation brings three women from different countries together into dialogue. Judith Butler is the most referenced author in current feminist literature, and we find the latest developments of her work in this book; Lidia Puigvert has recently reached international relevance with her contribution about the other women, who have not yet had a voice in ...more
Paperback, 149 pages
Published August 28th 2003 by Peter Lang Inc., International Academic Publishers
(first published August 2003)
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Butler's reasoning seems more based in materiality here than in other books...materiality in a real way. Performance of gender shapes bodies, and she still talks about bodies as discursive products, but she also talks about the concretes of real, lived bodies. I like a lot of what she is saying here. I don't feel any "hallelujahs" bursting forth, as I do when I read Braidotti and Alaimo/Hekman, but I AM nodding my head.