Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex

Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex

Judith Butler


In Bodies That Matter, well known theorist and thinker Judith Butler argues that theories of gender have to go back to the main fabric measurement of intercourse and sexuality: the physique. Butler deals an excellent remodeling of the physique, interpreting how the facility of straight hegemony varieties the "matter" of our bodies, intercourse, and gender. Butler argues that energy operates to constrain intercourse from the beginning, delimiting what counts as a doable intercourse. She clarifies the concept of "performativity" brought in Gender hassle and through daring readings of Plato, Irigaray, Lacan, and Freud explores the which means of a citational politics. She additionally attracts on documentary and literature with compelling interpretations of the movie Paris is Burning, Nella Larsen's Passing, and brief tales via Willa Cather.

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