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El Género en disputa: el feminismo y la subversión de la identidad

Judith Butler


Gender Trouble, the work on which so-called queer theory is based and the emblem of gender studies as we know them today, is vital for understanding current feminist theory. It is a lucid critique of the essentialist idea that gender identity is immutable and rooted in nature, in the body or in a standardised, compulsory heterosexuality. It is an interdisciplinary work that involves philosophy, anthropology, literary theory and psychoanalysis. It is indebted to the author's longstanding links to feminist theory, to the debates on socially constructed character, to psychoanalysis, to the pioneering work on transvestism and to her active participation in movements defending sexual diversity. Thus, with one eye on academia and the other on militancy and supported by her reading of authors such as Jacques Lacan, Sigmund Freud, Simone de Beauvoir, Claude Lévi-Strauss, Luce Irigaray, Julia Kristeva, Monique Wittig or Michel Foucault, Butler offers an original, controversial and certainly subversive theory which has led to more than a little trouble itself.


Feminism, feminist theory, gender identity

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Sujetos de sexo/género/deseo
Las "mujeres" como sujeto del feminismo
El orden obligatorio de sexo/género/deseo
Género: las ruinas circulares del debate actual
Teorizar lo binario, lo unitario y más allá
Identidad, sexo y la metafísica de la sustancia
Lenguaje, poder y estrategias de desplazamiento
2. Prohibición, psicoanálisis y la producción de la matriz heterosexual
El intercambio crítico del estructuralismo
Lacan, Riviere y las estrategias de la mascarada
Freud y la melancolía del género
La complejidad del género y los límites de la identificación
Reformular la prohibición como poder
3. Actos corporales subversivos
La política corporal de Julia Kristeva
Foucault, Herculine y la política de discontinuidad sexual
Monique Wittig: desintegración corporal y sexo ficticio
Inscripciones corporales, subversiones performativas
Conclusión: De la parodia a la política
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