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Title Gender Trouble: feminism and the subversion of identity
Call Number KAPAL 305.5 BUT G
ISBN/ISSN 0-415-90042-5
Author(s) Judith P. Butler - Personal Name
Subject(s) feminism
sex differences
Classification 305.5
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Language English
Publisher Routhledge
Publishing Year 1989
Publishing Place New York
Collation xii; 172 hlm; 19 cm
Abstract/Notes Contemporary feminist debates over the meanings of gender lead time and again to a certain sense of trouble, as if the indeterminacy of gender might eventually culminate in the femninism. Perhaps trouble need to carry such a negative valance. To make trouble was, within the reigning discourse of my chilhood, something one should never do precisaly because that would get one in trouble. The rebellion and its reprimand scemed to be caught up in the same term, a phenomenon that gave rise to my first critical insight into the subtle ruse of power: The prevailing law threatened one with trouble, even put one in trouble, all to keep one out of trouble. Hence, I concluded that trouble is inevitable and the task, how best to make it, what best way to be in it, As time went by, further ambiguities arrived on the critical scene. I noted that trouble sometimes euphemized some fundamentally mysterious problem usually relatd to the alleged mystery of all things feminine. I read bauvoir wjo explained that to be a source of mystery and unknowablity for men, this seemed confirmed somehow when i read sartre for whom all desire, problematically premused as heterosexual and masculine, was defined as trouble
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