Gender Trouble

Gender Trouble Since Its Publication In 1990, Gender Trouble Has Become One Of The Key Works Of Contemporary Feminist Theory, And An Essential Work For Anyone Interested In The Study Of Gender, Queer Theory, Or The Politics Of Sexuality In Culture This Is The Text Where Judith Butler Began To Advance The Ideas That Would Go On To Take Life As Performativity Theory, As Well As Some Of The First Articulations Of The Possibility For Subversive Gender Practices, And She Writes In Her Preface To The 10th Anniversary Edition Released In 1999 That One Point Of Gender Trouble Was Not To Prescribe A New Gendered Way Of Life But To Open Up The Field Of Possibility For Gender Widely Taught, And Widely Debated, Gender Trouble Continues To Offer A Powerful Critique Of Heteronormativity And Of The Function Of Gender In The Modern World. Some very interesting ideas here imprisoned in a lot of opaque, tortuous sentences Postmodern academese remains the only major European language that I am completely incapable of understanding I am also sick to death of seeing intelligent friends, both here and in real life, make apologetic comments about how they weren t quite up to the task of fully engaging with texts like this as if it were their fault You know what If a series of highly educated, intelligent and well read adults do n Some very interesting ideas here imprisoned in a lot of opaque, tortuous sentences Postmodern academese remains the only major European language that I am completely incapable of understanding I am also sick to death of seeing intelligent friends, both here and in real life, make apologetic comments about how they weren t quite up to the task of fully engaging with texts like this as if it were their fault You know what If a series of highly educated, intelligent and well read adults do not properly understand you, that is because your writing is confused, not because your ideas are too complex to be captured by mere language In actual fact, far from being complex, many of these ideas, when expressed infamiliar terms, are so simple as to be trivially refuted which is one of the things
You know, the problem with troubling gender is that gender isn t the only thing that is going to be troubled When I was doing my first degree my lecturer in the editing subject said that you should pay attention to the things people generally skip over in books the titles of chapters for one, but muchimportantly, epigraphs The example he gave was Watership Down, which he claimed that if you read all of at the start of each of the chapters and said rabbits a couple of times you could pl You know, the problem with troubling gender is that gender isn t the only thing that is going to be troubled When I was doing my first degree my lecturer in the editing subject said that you should pay attention to the things people generally skip over in books the titles of chapters for one, but muchimportantly, epigraphs The example he gave was Watership Down, which he claimed that if you read all of at the start of each
2 Thrilling new vocabulary with which to alienate friends and offend family Still no real review yet, but in my research for this I found Judith Butler Explained with Cats , an instructive Socratic dialogue on Butler s idea of gender as a performance.http i.imgur.com XNAnCGdhttp i.imgur.com BSjMNmP S
This was a woefully dense text, meant primarily for those who have read enough feminism to have at least a basic idea of the major concepts of feminist theory as well a basic idea of the theorists from whom Butler draws her arguments I was aware of what Foucault, Beauvoir, Lacan, Freud and Levi Strauss stood for, could never get into Kristeva, and had read little or nothing of Wittig, Reviere, Cixous and Mary Douglas On that account, this seemed to be a quite difficult text, but I suppose some This was a woefully dense text, meant primarily for those who have read enough feminism to have at least a basic idea of the major concepts of feminist theory as well a basic idea of the theorists from whom Butler draws her arguments I was aware of what Foucault, Beauvoir, Lacan, Freud and Levi Strauss stood for, could never get into Kristeva, and had rea
Badly written and destructive in its impact on academic discourse Butler is a darling of the theory crowd, one of the required citations I found nothing in it that went beyond the standard cliches concerning the inadequacy of essentialist definitions That wouldn t earn it the one star what does is Butler s centrality to the infinite regression school of literary cultural theory By the time Butler s acolytes apparently oblivious to the fact that every third sentence is borderline ungrammati Badly written and destructive in its impact on academic discourse Butler is a darling of the theory crowd, one of the required citations I found nothing in it that went b
I mark this book read somewhat disingenuously, since it was so far over my head much of the time I was merely skimming it inattentively However, there were moments when even I experienced a feeling of awesome revelationThe mark of gender appears to qualify bodies as human bodies the moment at which an infant becomes humanised is when the question is it a boy or a girl is answeredStrategies of exclusion and hierarchy are shown to persist in the formulation of the sex gender distinction an I mark this book read somewhat disingenuously, since it was so far over my head much of the time I was merely skimming it inattentively However, there were moment
True, it is a bit dated today, and I would distance myself from her strong emphasis on psychoanalysis and performativity, but it was a radical turning point in my life, and is close to perfect as a theory text Its impact on contemporary feminism and critical practices
Gender Trouble is an extremely thought provoking, dense, and erudite book In it, Butler expounds the idea of gender as something performed, rather than an innate and unchangeable quality She also emphasises that the often assumed differentiation of gender as social construction and sex as biological is both deeply problematic and vastly oversimplified The exploration and critique of compulsory heterosexuality is likewise excellent.That said, Gender Trouble is a challenging book to read T Gender Trouble is an extremely thought provoking, dense, and erudite book In it, Butler expounds the idea of gender as something performed, rather than an innate and unchangeable quality She also emphasises that the often assumed differentiation of gender as social construction and sex as biological is both deeply problematic and vastly oversimplified The exploration and critique of compulsory heterosexuality is likewise excellent.That said, Gender Trouble is a challenging book to read The central eighty or so pages took me a disproportionate amount of

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  • Paperback
  • 272 pages
  • Gender Trouble
  • Judith Butler
  • English
  • 10 May 2019
  • 0415389550