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
* The Psyche
With clear discussions of the context and impact of Butler's work and an extensive guide to further reading, this book offers an excellent introduction to one of the most influential critical thinkers writing today.
Sara Salih is a lecturer in English at the University of Kent at Canterbury. She is editor of The History of Mary Prince, A West Indian Slave (Penguin, 2000).