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Judith Butler

Judith ButlerBorn: 24-Feb-1956
Birthplace: Cleveland, OH

Gender: Female
Religion: Jewish
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Lesbian
Occupation: Scholar, Critic

Nationality: United States
Executive summary: Gender Trouble

    University: PhD, Yale University
    Professor: Rhetoric and Comparative Literature, University of California at Berkeley

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Author of books:
Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth Century France (1987, essays)
Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990, essays)
Feminists Theorize the Political (1992, essays, with Joan W. Scott)
Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of "Sex" (1993, essays)
Feminist Contentions: A Philosophical Exchange (1995, essays, with Seyla Benhabib, Drucilla Cornell, and Nancy Fraser)
Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative (1997, essays)
The Psychic Life of Power: Theories of Subjection (1997, essays)
What's Left of Theory? New Work on the State and Politics of Literary Theory (1999, essays, with John Guillory and Kendall Thomas)
Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left (2000, essays, with Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Žižek)
Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (2000, essays)
Precarious Life: Powers of Violence and Mourning with Verso Press (2004, essays)
The Judith Butler Reader (2004, anthology, ed. Sara Salih)
Undoing Gender (2004, essays)

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