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Judith Butler (1956 - )
ProfileJudith Butler (b. 1956) is a professor at the European Graduate School in Saas-Fee, Switzerland and a feminist academic who wrote Gender Trouble in 1990 and Bodies That Matter in 1994. Both books describe what later came to be known as queer theory. One of Butler's most significant contributions to critical theory is her performative model of gender, in which the categories "male" and "female" are understood as a repetition of acts instead of natural or inevitable absolutes. --http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judith_Butler
- Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex" - Judith P. Butler [Amazon US] [FR] [DE] [UK]
"As a philosopher of gender [Judith Butler] is unparalleled. . .."
"Extending the brilliant style of interrogation that made her 1990 book Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity a landmark of gender theory/queer theory, Butler here continues to refine our understandings of the complexly performative character of sexuality and gender and to trouble our assumptions about the inherent subversiveness of dissident sexualities. . . . indispensable reading across the wide range of concerns that queer theory is currently addressing."
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