1st Edition

Judith Butler

By Sara Salih Copyright 2002
    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    192 Pages
    by Routledge

    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 extensive guide to further reading, this book offers an excellent introduction to one of the most influential critical thinkers writing today.

    Part 1 Why Butler?; Part 2 Key Ideas; Chapter 1 The subject; Chapter 2 Gender; Chapter 3 Sex; Chapter 4 Language; Chapter 5 The psychePart 3 After Butler;


    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).