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Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Gender Trouble by Judith Butler. Feminism and the Subversion of Identity by Judith Butler. Since its publication inGender Trouble has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an dixputa work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture.

This is the text where Judith Butler began to advance the ideas that would go on to take life as “performativity theory,” as well as some of Since its publication inGender Trouble has become one of the key works of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture.

This is the text where Judith Butler began to advance the ideas that would go on to take life as “performativity theory,” as well as some of the first articulations of the possibility for subversive gender practices, and she writes in her preface to the 10th anniversary edition released in that one point of Gender Trouble was “not to prescribe a new gendered way of life [ PaperbackRoutledge Classicspages.

Published by Routledge first published To see what your juddith thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other generk questions about Gender Troubleplease sign up. Hello, I’m and I’m interesting in gender identity in relationship with neuroscience.

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Can somebody help me to find and choose a book? She talks about neuroscience in relation to gender and about how the differences aren’t hardwired. See 1 question about Gender Trouble…. Lists with This Book. Some very interesting ideas here imprisoned in a lot of opaque, tortuous sentences. I am also sick to death of seeing intelligent friends, both here and in real life, make apologetic comments about how they weren’t quite up to the task of fully engaging with texts like this — as if it were their fault!

If a series of highly educated, intelligent and well-read adults do n Some very interesting ideas here imprisoned in a lot of opaque, tortuous sentences. If a series of highly educated, intelligent and well-read adults do not properly understand you, that is because your writing is confused, not because your ideas are too complex to be captured by mere language.

In actual fact, far from being complex, many of these ideas, when expressed in more familiar terms, are so simple as to be trivially refuted — which is one of the things that makes me so suspicious about this kind of prose style.

When I say that these phrases are nonsense, which they are, I don’t want to be misunderstood. It’s not that I reject the concepts being discussed, because I don’t.

What I object to is being asked to accept these terms on no evidence and with no discussion, so that combinations of them become divorced from reality altogether. God, how I wish for some examples when I read books like this! A little data — some evidence, some anecdotes, anything to show what kind of behaviour or thought processes in real life are being referred to.

Instead, the whole thing becomes a sort of linguistic game where abstract concepts are manipulated in isolation from reality. What really made me angry — and I’m sorry for this lengthy rant, I will get to the book’s arguments in due course — but what really upset me was Butler’s introduction, where she acknowledges the complaints that have been made about her language and proceeds to double down.


Radical ideas do not become conventional by being expressed clearly, they only become better disseminated. It does not surprise me one bit that so many of these writers of theory are sceptical about language’s communicative ability, and question whether language can really communicate anything meaningful at all.

If I wrote as poorly as they do, I’d have similar concerns.

Deep breath— with that rant out of the way, let me just offer a few disconnected reading notes on some of the very interesting ideas in the book, insofar as they were at all comprehensible.

Butler’s main idea is that gender is not a binary thing, but instead a spectrum of available identities which has no simple link to biological sex.

I thought she was particularly strong on the ways in which gender and sex are related to sexuality and desire. She recognises the huge variety of things that turn people on, and she’s surprisingly practical about whether women should worry that their desires have been conditioned by a patriarchal society. This is implicitly contra thinkers like Dworkin and also more modern writers like Ariel Levy who — in broad terms — would like to imagine a new female sexuality constructed outside the influence and consideration of men.

Butler doubts whether this is possible or desirable. Where I start to lose her, or rather where she becomes especially challenging, is when she conflates gender roles and psychological states with physical biology.

People sometimes fantasise about exaggerated or altered bodies, or imagine themselves as the opposite sex: Men do not, for instance, gain any direct sexual pleasure from their facial hair or Adam’s apples.

They rely on the dense network of nerve-endings found at mucus membranes like the genitals, as indeed do women. In general there is a kind of confusion between sexual desire, on the one hand, and the physical reactions of sexual pleasure on the other — the former may not be tied to the body but the latter certainly are which is one of the things that can make sexual assault so confusing and upsetting. The same issue comes up when she examines the nature of gender and sex themselves. I am not convinced by this, but the sl are interesting.

Mostly the focus is on what it means for the idea of women: One of the reasons I wanted to read this book was to get a better understanding of the arguments that regularly fly around about transsexuality and specifically how it fits with feminism, and although a lot in here was useful on that score, it is also frustrating to the extent that it is sometimes unclear whether Butler is discussing sex or gender or both.

Historically, feminism has worked to break down the importance of gender, while also generating a kind of solidarity among those of a particular sex. To some second-generation feminists, transpeople appeared juditb go against all this. In the affinity they feel to a different biological sex, they seem implicitly to reinforce the link between that sex and its traditional gender roles.

Germaine Greer’s views are notorious: I might be happy dsputa treat someone as a woman, refer to them as a woman, and fundamentally consider geneor a woman as in fact I ambut at the end of the day your biological sex is a matter of fact, not a kudith of assertion. This has practical implications — doctors need to know that transmen are at risk of ovarian cancer, say — but it dsiputa has implications for solidarity and group identity more generally.

I have to be sensitive to the fact that not all women would be comfortable taking advice in a rape survival support group from someone who has XY chromosomes and a penis, no matter how firmly they identify as female. In some ways it might seem to be a matter of trivial importance. What kind of person would you be if you needed to check disuta someone’s underwear — or e, chromosomes — before deciding how to treat them?

Which is true as far as basic respect and rights and values are concerned.

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But there is also something to be said, perhaps, for shared experiences. Genfro are we really arguing about here? But this is so deeply a part of people’s sense of self that the debate can be astonishingly acrimonious. Perhaps we should make jdith a binary distinction less important to our sense of self, and perhaps the whole thing is built on a much shakier foundation that we realise. Butler’s book offers few solutions but lots of revelatory, if badly explained, new ways to think about these ideas.


View all 74 comments. Dec 28, Dec 17, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: When E, was doing my first degree my lecturer in the editing subject said that you should pay attention to the things people generally skip over in books — the titles of chapters for one, but much more importantly, epigraphs. The example he gave was Watership Down, which he claimed that if you read all of at the start of each of the chapters and said rabbits a couple of times you could plausibly get away with reading geneto else in the book and still know what the book was about.

What I can tell you is that this book can be pretty well summarised by the five quotes used as epigraphs immediately after the title page: One is not born a woman, but rather becomes one. Julia Kristeva Woman does not have a sex.

Luce Irigaray The deployment of sexuality Michel Foucault The category of sex is the political category that founds society as heterosexual. Monique Wittig This book is a working through of the implications of these five quotations. The takeaway message is that gender — and sex too — is a performance, not a pre-existing state, but a series of practices although, I think we need something stronger, like habits, only stronger still that are made real by being constantly enforced and reinforced.

The issue here is around the notion of a pre-existing subject. The problem is complicated as such a pre-existing and non-gendered subject simply does not exist. This is a point that is made beautifully in Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference — we like to think we bring up our children in ways that are gender-neutral, but in a society that colour codes children at birth as either pink or blue, we are generk kidding ourselves.

I think it is good to ask, why is all this important? It turns out that you do see animals engaging in homosexual behaviours — or, at least, what we would classify as such. All the same, this is a stupid argument by a stupid person. Imagine how bad your sex-life would need to be for that to be an open question. In this sense the only gender is female, the eternal other and this gender is defined like some terrible joke from primary school by a lack of the female.

In fact, if you are after a quick way to get arrested, exposing your genitals in public is probably as effective as anything else. And this is particularly bizarre, as so many of our social behaviours are directed at making it clear which set of genitals we have.

Literal hiding followed by ritualised display. Sort of “I’ve got a penis, I’ve got a penis – but you can’t see it How can they stand being themselves? This is a book that is focused on the complex dialectic of human behaviour and one that says that the simple, pre-decided categories of male and female provide constraints that we really ought to think through before accepting them blindly.

That is, that our habits and ways of being — as regulated and enforced by society — come with many more constraints than just who we can and cannot have sex with. If gender is a performance, then it is one that requires us to remain in character, that decides what we can and cannot do even before any conscious decision can be made. This diisputa a point Butler makes at the end of this book — where what is presented is dosputa dialectic of agency and construction — such that in realising how we are constructed by social norms we have at last a means of acting in ways that might undermine and trouble those norms, rather than our merely remaining repressed by them.

View all 32 comments. Apr 29, Garrison rated it it was amazing.

Thrilling new vocabulary with which to alienate friends and offend family.