Judith Butler

Author: Gill Jagger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203931904
Release Date: 2008-02-04
Genre: Social Science

Judith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access. This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, plus a critical examination of it and its precursors, both feminist (including Simone de Beauvoir, Monique Wittig, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray), and non-feminist (including Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and Jacques Derrida). The volume covers such topics as: gender as performance and performativity sociological notions of performance the materiality of the body and the role of biology power, identity and social regulation subjectivity, agency and feminist political practice. A comprehensive introduction to Butler’s work, this book also covers melancholia and gender identity, hate speech, pornography and 'race', social change and transformation, and Butler’s shifting relation to psychoanalysis. Clearly laid out to cover key themes for a student audience, this text will be an essential read for undergraduates in the fields of gender, psychoanalysis and sociology.

Judith Butler

Author: Gill Jagger
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134601349
Release Date: 2008-02-07
Genre: Social Science

Judith Butler's work on gender, sexuality, identity, and the body has proved massively influential across a range of academic disciplines in the humanities and social sciences. Yet it is also notoriously difficult to access. This key book provides a comprehensive introduction to Butler's work, plus a critical examination of it and its precursors, both feminist (including Simone de Beauvoir, Monique Wittig, Julia Kristeva and Luce Irigaray), and non-feminist (including Erving Goffman, Michel Foucault, Jacques Lacan, and Jacques Derrida). The volume covers such topics as: gender as performance and performativity sociological notions of performance the materiality of the body and the role of biology power, identity and social regulation subjectivity, agency and feminist political practice. A comprehensive introduction to Butler’s work, this book also covers melancholia and gender identity, hate speech, pornography and 'race', social change and transformation, and Butler’s shifting relation to psychoanalysis. Clearly laid out to cover key themes for a student audience, this text will be an essential read for undergraduates in the fields of gender, psychoanalysis and sociology.

Geschichte des politischen Denkens

Author: Henning Ottmann
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783476004918
Release Date: 2017-01-06
Genre: Philosophy

Von Existentialismus und Existenzphilosophie über die Kritische Theorie der Frankfurter Schule, Habermas und Popper zu Feminismus und Postmoderne. Bei den utopischen Entwürfen kommen auch die Ideen der Belletristik zu Wort. Zudem werden Rawls, die new contractarians und der Kommunitarismus vorgestellt. Ein Ausblick auf die globalisierte Welt.

Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation

Author: Kathryn McNeilly
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134990665
Release Date: 2017-08-03
Genre: Law

Against the recent backdrop of sociopolitical crisis, radical thinking and activism to challenge the oppressive operation of power has increased. Such thinkers and activists have aimed for radical social transformation in the sense of challenging dominant ways of viewing the world, including the neoliberal illusion of improving the welfare of all while advancing the interests of only some. However, a question mark has remained over the utility of human rights in this activity and the capability of rights to challenge, as opposed to reinforce, discourses such as liberalism, capitalism, internationalism and statism. It is at this point that the present work aims to intervene. Drawing upon critical legal theory, radical democratic thinking and feminist perspectives, Human Rights and Radical Social Transformation seeks to reassess the radical possibilities for human rights and explore how rights may be re-engaged as a tool to facilitate radical social change via the concept of ‘human rights to come’. This idea proposes a reconceptualisation of human rights in theory and practice which foregrounds human rights as inherently futural and capable of sustaining a critical relation to power and alterity in radical politics.

Style Politics

Author: Philipp Dorestal
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 9783839421253
Release Date: 2014-03-31
Genre: History

Wie wird Style als Mittel der politischen Intervention eingesetzt? Die US-amerikanische Bürgerrechtsbewegung und afroamerikanische Organisationen wie die Black Panther Party oder die Nation of Islam - aber auch das Blaxploitation-Filmgenre - bedienten sich eines spezifischen Stylings, um darüber politische Identitäten wie Gender, Race und Sexualität zu inszenieren. Mithilfe der Performativitätstheorie und Ansätzen aus den Cultural Studies eröffnet Philipp Dorestal eine neue Perspektive auf die Geschichte der African Americans und leistet damit einen wichtigen Beitrag zur Kulturgeschichte des Politischen.

Beyond the Cyborg

Author: Margret Grebowicz
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231520737
Release Date: 2013-06-18
Genre: Philosophy

Feminist theorist and philosopher Donna Haraway has substantially impacted thought on science, cyberculture, the environment, animals, and social relations. This long-overdue volume explores her influence on feminist theory and philosophy, paying particular attention to her more recent work on companion species, rather than her "Manifesto for Cyborgs." Margret Grebowicz and Helen Merrick argue that the ongoing fascination with, and re-production of, the cyborg has overshadowed Haraway's extensive body of work in ways that run counter to her own transdisciplinary practices. Sparked by their own personal "adventures" with Haraway's work, the authors offer readings of her texts framed by a series of theoretical and political perspectives: feminist materialism, standpoint epistemology, radical democratic theory, queer theory, and even science fiction. They situate Haraway's critical storytelling and "risky reading" practices as forms of feminist methodology and recognize her passionate engagement with "naturecultures" as the theoretical core driving her work. Chapters situate Haraway as critic, theorist, biologist, feminist, historian, and humorist, exploring the full range of her identities and reflecting her commitment to embodying all of these modes simultaneously.

Cultural Turns

Author: Doris Bachmann-Medick
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644450011
Release Date: 2011-10-01
Genre: Fiction

Die gegenwärtigen Kulturwissenschaften bilden eine ausgeprägte Theorie- und Forschungslandschaft. Ihre Dynamik entspringt vor allem dem Spannungsfeld wechselnder «cultural turns» quer durch die Disziplinen: - interpretive turn - performative turn, - reflexive turn/literary turn, - postcolonial turn, - translational turn, - spatial turn, - iconic turn. Der Band stellt diese «Wenden» in ihren systematischen Fragestellungen, Erkenntnisumbrüchen sowie Wechselbeziehungen vor und zeigt ihre Anwendung in konkreten Forschungsfeldern. Damit wird eine «Kartierung» der neueren Kulturwissenschaften geleistet und zugleich ein umfassender Überblick über ihre Entwicklungen und Ausrichtungen geboten – mit einer Fülle verarbeiteter internationaler Forschungsliteratur.

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory

Author: Elsie Walker
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190219130
Release Date: 2015-02-03
Genre: Music

Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory breaks new ground by redirecting the arguments of foundational texts within film theory to film sound tracks. Walker includes sustained analyses of particular films according to a range of theoretical approaches: psychoanalysis, feminism, genre studies, post-colonialism, and queer theory. The films come from disparate temporal and industrial contexts: from Classical Hollywood Gothic melodrama (Rebecca) to contemporary, critically-acclaimed science fiction (Gravity). Along with sound tracks from canonical American films including The Searchers and To Have and Have Not, Walker analyzes independent Australasian films: examples include Heavenly Creatures, a New Zealand film that uses music to empower its queer female protagonists; and Ten Canoes, the first Australian feature film with a script entirely in Aboriginal languages. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory thus not only calls new attention to the significance of sound tracks, but also focuses on the sonic power of characters representing those whose voices have all too often been drowned out. Understanding Sound Tracks Through Film Theory is both rigorous and accessible to all students and scholars with a grasp of cinematic and musical structures. Moreover, the book brings together film studies, musicology, history, politics, and culture and therefore resonates across the liberal arts.

Embodied Selves

Author: S. Gonzalez-Arnal
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9781137283696
Release Date: 2012-12-15
Genre: Social Science

This interdisciplinary collection explores the role the body plays in constituting our sense of self, signalling the interplay between material embodiment, social meaning, and material and social conditions.

Screenings

Author: Andrea Ellmeier
Publisher: Böhlau Verlag Wien
ISBN: 3205785207
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Feminism and the arts


Key Concepts in Philosophy

Author: Paddy McQueen
Publisher: Palgrave MacMillan
ISBN: IND:30000127436529
Release Date: 2010-08-15
Genre: Philosophy

Key Concepts in Philosophy is an accessible account of philosophical concepts, theories and key thinkers with an emphasis on recent developments in the field. Containing over 300 entries, the terms are ordered alphabetically and cross referenced for ease of use. Suggestions for further reading follow the explanations, encouraging further reflection and independent learning.

Continental Feminism Reader

Author: Ann J. Cahill
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0742523098
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Literary Collections

In an era of backlash and supposed stagnation, feminist philosophers are still providing fresh and challenging perspectives--you just have to know where to look. Continental feminist theory continues to address pressing questions of equality and difference, identity and subjectivity. Modern thinkers like Judith Butler, Kelly Oliver, and Drucilla Cornell give strikingly new perspectives on sex, gender, sexual politics, and the various social reasons for gender inequality. Yet their theories are not always well received. Continental Feminism Reader responds to the marginalization of these thinkers and others like them. In this volume, Ann J. Cahill and Jennifer Hansen collect the most groundbreaking recent work in Continental Feminist Theory, introducing and explaining pieces that are often mystifying to those outside the field and outside academia. With these essays, Continental Feminism Reader begins the process of reanimating feminist politics through the critical tools of its contributors.