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Shock and Awe; or, Reading Judith Butler for the First Time

Below is my belated contribution to the fantastic roundtable on Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble that Andy Seal organized. If you haven’t read the previous posts, be sure to do so: Andy Seal, Gender Trouble @ 25 Claire Potter, Books that Matter: 25 Years of Gender Trouble Andy Seal, Making Trouble: What is So Difficult About Butler Eran Zelnik, Gender Trouble and the “Somatic Turn” Now to my contribution: Judith Butler wowed me the first time I read her challenging and groundbreaking book Gender Trouble, and her even more demanding follow-up, Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of Sex. This Read more