Bodies That Matter By Judith Butler

  • Narrated by: Kelly Burke
  • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
  • Release date: 12-16-21

Bodies That Matter AudioBook Summary

In Bodies That Matter, renowned theorist and philosopher Judith Butler argues that theories of gender need to return to the most material dimension of sex and sexuality: the body. Butler offers a brilliant reworking of the body, examining how the power of heterosexual hegemony forms the ‘matter’ of bodies, sex and gender. Butler argues that power operates to constrain sex from the start, delimiting what counts as a viable sex. She clarifies the notion of ‘performativity’ introduced in Gender Trouble and via bold readings of Plato, Irigaray, Lacan and Freud explores the meaning of a citational politics. She also draws on documentary and literature with compelling interpretations of the film Paris Is Burning, Nella Larsen’s Passing and short stories by Willa Cather.

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