Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

Judith Butler

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, ‘essential’ notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category ‘woman’ and continues in this vein with examinations of ‘the masculine’ and ‘the feminine’. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler’s concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality.

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genre Activism and Human Rights » Feminism
publisher Routledge
publish date May 12, 2006
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