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Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative
Author: Judith Butler
ISBN 13: 9780415915885
ISBN 10: 415915880
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Routledge
Publication Date: 1997-03-09
Format: Paperback
Pages: 200
List Price: $48.95

With the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender, Judith Butler turns her attention to speech and conduct in contemporary political life, looking at several efforts to target speech as conduct that has become subject to political debate and regulation. Reviewing hate speech regulations, anti-pornography arguments, and recent controversies about gay self-declaration in the military, Judith Butler asks whether and how language acts in each of these cultural sites.