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  • A Macat Analysis of Judith Butler's Gender Trouble

  • By: Tim Smith-Laing
  • Narrated by: Macat.com
  • Length: 1 hr and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
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Philosopher Judith Butler's 1990 work, Gender Trouble, shook the foundations of feminist theory and changed the conversation about gender. While many thinkers already accepted that "gender" was a category constructed by society rather than defined by one's genitalia, Butler went further and argued that gender is performative - it exists only in the acts that express it. Society determines that wearing makeup is "feminine" - but some men wear makeup. Are they "women"?

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  • Superficial and repetitive

  • By Elizabeth on 10-02-17

Great overview

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Reviewed: 07-10-17

I have been slogging through Butler's work, eager to unlock its insights. This overview identifies key concepts, outlines a context and how Butler is used and critiqued.