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World Thinkers 2014: Judith Butler

Gender theorist, US

By Prospect Team  

Judith Butler is co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley. Butler has had a significant influence on feminist and gender theory. Her 1990 book Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity has become a classic text, studied all over the world, and her arguments continue to provoke fierce debate (most recently in France). Butler is currently Co-director of the Program of Critical Theory at the University of California, Berkeley, and her most recent book is Parting Ways: Jewishness and the Critique of Zionism (Columbia…

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