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Judith Butler in Conversation : Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life - Bronwyn Davies

Judith Butler in Conversation

Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life

Paperback Published: 3rd August 2007
ISBN: 9780415956543
Number Of Pages: 273

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How has Judith Butler's writing contributed to thought in the Social Sciences and the Humanities? The participants in this project draw on various aspects of Butler's conceptual work and they question how it has opened up the possibilities of thought in areas of study as diverse as Theater Studies, Education, and Narrative Therapy.

In a format that demands careful listening and response, the scholars in this book interact with Butler and with her writing, and they interact with each other. Within this dynamic interactive space they take up Butler's body of work and they carry it in new and exciting directions. Their conversations and writing are, in turn, funny, exciting, surprising and moving.

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Contributorsp. ix
Introductionp. xiii
Conversation with Judith Butler I Bronwyn Daviesp. 1
"An Account of Oneself"p. 19
Forgiving, Given Over, Given Away: A Response to Judith Butlerp. 39
Passionately Attached: Academic Subjects of Desirep. 55
Found/Wanting and Becoming/Undone A Response to Eva Bendix Petersenp. 69
Conversation with Judith Butler IIp. 87
Sissy-Boy Melancholy and the Educational Possibilities of Incoherencep. 95
Becoming Sissy: A Response to David McInnesp. 117
Conversation with Judith Butler IIIp. 135
Words That Matter: Reading the Performativity of Humanity through Butler and Blanchotp. 145
Sustaining Language/Existing Threats: Resistance and Rhetoric in Australian Refugee Discourses: A Response to Linnell Secombp. 163
Conversation with Judith Butler IVp. 187
Taking Account of Childhood Excess: "Bringing the Elsewhere Home"p. 195
Dressing Up and Growing Up: Rehearsals on the Threshold of Intelligibility: A Response to Affrica Taylorp. 217
Conversation with Judith Butler Vp. 235
Referencesp. 245
Indexp. 259
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ISBN: 9780415956543
ISBN-10: 0415956544
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 273
Published: 3rd August 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.48
Edition Number: 1

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