Judith Butler

By Sara Salih

Series Editor: Robert Eaglestone

© 2002 – Routledge

192 pages

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About the Book

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.

About the Author/Editor

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).

About the Series

Routledge Critical Thinkers

Routledge Critical Thinkers is designed for students who need an accessible introduction to the key figures in contemporary critical thought. The books provide crucial orientation for further study and equip readers to engage with theorists' original texts.

The volumes in the Routledge Critical Thinkers series place each key theorist in his or her historical and intellectual context and explain:

  • why he or she is important
  • what motivated his or her work
  • what his or her key ideas are
  • who and what influenced the thinker
  • who and what the thinker has influenced
  • what to read next and why.

Featuring extensively annotated guides to further reading, Routledge Critical Thinkers is the first point of reference for any student wishing to investigate the work of a specific theorist.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
LIT000000
LITERARY CRITICISM / General
LIT004290
LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors
LIT006000
LITERARY CRITICISM / Semiotics & Theory