Her discussion f what it means to be human and socially intelligible made me crySpecifically To be called a copy to be called unreal is thus ne way #IN WHICH ONE CAN BE OPPRESSED #which ne can be Dirty Dozen 2 (12 Taboo XXX Tales) oppressed consider that it is fundamental than that For to beppressed means that you already exist as a subject f some kind But to be unreal is something else again For to be ppressed ne must first become intelligible To find that ne is fundamentally unintelligible is to find that ne has not yet achieved access to the human 218Similarly I appreciated her thoughts n the nature f philosophy in the last essay Can the Other f Philosophy Speak I d heard this was the accessible Butler text which is sorta true but just remember it s still Butler I think perhaps the reason many people find this to be a engaging text is that Butler s concerns though densely theoretical have immediate real life applications than say in Gender Trouble r Bodies that Matter It seems Butler s become increasingly interested in what it might mean to be an ethical incoherentpost modern ha subject and as such her interests in regulatory regimes f gender sexuality co have shifted to concerns about reconstituting the notion f the human as a way f encountering the Greetings! other in an ethical way Secondly the book is accessible because the essays included are essentially stand alone essays which isn t entirely different to somether texts Bodies that Matter in particular but that the essays are also fairly distinct from ne another So there s a piece n intersexuality Tribeca onen the heterosexuality in uestion for Butler Grey's Lady obvsf kinship systems Blue Streak one concerning representationsf incest following in light The Asketikon of St Basil the Great of recent trauma theory son and so forth I was most interested I think in Butler s rethinking f the human and what makes for an unlivable life this seems particularly resonant because it navigates the line between theory she s clearly working through Kristeva s idea f the abject as well as her wn earlier work n abjection in Bodies that Matter and experience why is it that some people uite literally are regarded even if Stanford Wong Flunks Big-Time only implicitly as subhuman As less worthyf rights dignity respect Butler s challenges have direct impact and the comparatively lucid style Thoroughly Disarmed on display in this text makes it anften emotionally engaging read Many people have uoted the Let s fact it We are all undone passage and I think rightfully so If Butler ever had dreams f creative stardom they re probably most n display in this text the writing is exciting and sometimes strangely beautifulAlso there s another great Butler joke about her exhaustion with the phallus as well as some great accounts After the Ashes of the self scattered throughout I believe in the last chapter we reffered a picture The Angry Planet of Butler as a tweenager as might be expected she s not brushing her teeth with a bottlef Jack Melody's Key or swooningver the latest Teen Beat sweethearts but rather is reading Hegel and Spinoza and generally being everything I imagined a mini Butler might be
It s a fabulous text if you like Butler grab it yous a fabulous text if like Butler grab it If you her grab it If you ve yet to check Butler ut I tend to agree with many this is a good starting place Constant conflations f sex with gender Annoying lack A Chance Acquaintance of citations for assertions made Cruel minimisationf child sexual abuse Abounds in Freudianism bear in mind Freud had no sound reasoning r empirical evidence for his assertions either Wilfully btuse language writing A woeful piece f scholarship Would be risible if it had not become so culturally influential in such a detrimental way Before I read Judith Butler I would have identified myself as a woman But she says I m wrong At the most basic level I m not necessarily a woman Butler sees gender as performance Butler says anatomy has cultural framing It is Performance not an essence Gender is performed without nes being conscious The Wallflower's Revenge of it Terms that make upnes wn gender are utside War to the Knife: Bleeding Kansas, 1854-1861 oneself beyondneself in a sociality that has no author Anatomy and sex have cultural framing They are not natural not esse This is another philosophy book Leaving Mother Lake: A Girlhood at the Edge of the World on the same linesf the Michel Foucault we just read for class as well And nce again what she is saying is very important but most f what is said is unattainable by the average reader After discussing the concepts in class I would have given this book five stars but I think that if someone picked up this book without that avenue for discussion much f the main concepts and theories would be lostI think that most f the book was not to get the reader to subsc. Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflections Introductory Algebra: Models Concepts Skills on gender and sexuality focusingn new kinship psychoanalysis and the incest taboo transgender intersex diagnostic categories social violence and the tasks f social transformation In terms that draw from feminist and ueer theory Butler considers the norm. Ribe to a certain moral r ideal but to get the reader to think in a way that they have not before example legalization f gay marriage may work as a legitimization f those relationships but in the end could Blue Blood ostracizether members The Gollywhopper Games: Friend or Foe of the community who were never looking for that typef legitimacy the real answer maybe something ther then marriage for everyone no matter your sexual preference rather then defining something newly legitimized by something already considered a recognized norm maybe we need to look at
language we currently have believe that in the end she is trying to pen up new conversation to address It's Like This old argumentsBut if you chose to pick it up please try chapters 3 and 4 They are very worth the work Iften see people warning potential readers to stay away from Judith Butler due to the incomprehensibility The Mirage or difficultyf the material Should the style in which something is written decrease the value Should all works be written to the same style and standard in rder that they are acceptableIs comprehensibility a so called valid utcomeButler addresses the issue Rituels secrets des Templiers of style in the new foreword to Gender Trouble It is no doubt strange and madden ing to some to find a book that is not easily consumed to be popular according to academic standards The surprisever this is perhaps attributable to the way we underestimate the reading public its capacity and desire for reading complicated and challenging texts when the complication is not gratuitous when the challenge is in the service f calling taken for granted truths into uestion when the taken for grantedness f those truths is indeed A Mild Suicide oppressiveI would argue that easy answers are harmful Can complex ideas truly be encapsulated in straightforward writingr a simple diagram Does the reduction f the idea toThe Language We Currently Have
digestible simplicity remove the nuance Finally does simplicity f presentation argue an answer rather than a uestionWe claim tosimplicity remove the nuance Finally does simplicity Born to Ride: A Story About Bicycle Face of presentation argue an answer rather than a uestionWe claim to answers to many concepts and present them as fact framework acknowledged truths Time space gender history sex These ideas areften presented in summaries as answers as truths and Origen: Scholarship in the Service of the Church one would do well to interrogate the cultures and societies that bring forth these truths these understood facts Life is a uestion a perpetual conversationUndoing Gender is a conversation Butler never attempts to answer the complexityf gender rather she asks uestion upon uestion changing her approach and focus pulling in new concepts and theories as the book progresses Butler challenges the legitimacy f recognition f the diversity f being who recognises Who regulates Is recognition harmful r helpful In recognition are we reduced to answers rather than uestions We do Porter Earns a Quarter (Four Basic Skills Series, Volume 2) ourselves as we do gender perpetuallyver and Mayan, Incan, and Aztec Civilizations, Grades 5-8 over rewriting the self and the understandingf the self We learn to present Tablettes Albertini Actes privés de l'époque vandale ourselves in a discourse that denies the language we might want to use to describe who we are how we got here and what we want from this lifeLanguage limits us Structure is dictated by power When we do gender and categorise it using understood norms do the understood norms applyr are they categories differently interpreted by the individual When ne does woman as another does woman is the category woman a convenience and understood norm If we do woman differently what is woman This books gifts us with uestions I have a lifetime f uestions I will do myself and Sexual Soulmates: The Six Essentials for Connected Sex (English Edition) overwrite myself as I live and the world lives alongside me Will we reach a point when the multiplicityf genders that are done a multitude an infinity f genders will be admitted into the terms that govern reality Will we develop a new legitimating lexicon for the gender complexity that we have always been living Anyone who has read Judy Butler has had to contend with philosophical mind benders f astonishing brilliance and tortured diction such as What happens to the subject and to the stability Piazza, Student Edition: Introductory Italian of gender categories when the epistemic regimef presumptive heterosexuality is unmasked as that which produces and reifies these Unbroken Circle: How to Take Your Family Through the End Time ostensible categoriesf ntology Which makes it all the surprising to run into the same brilliance the same incisiveness but this time with a kind f heartrending poetry that absolutely cuts to the uick Like from the first chapter Let s face it We re undone by each ther And if we re not we re missing something If this seems so clearly the case with grief it is nly because it was already the case with desire One does not always stay intact It may be that ne wants to r does but it may also be. S that govern and fail to govern gender and sexuality as they relate to the constraints Tajweed Rules for Qur'anic Recitation: A Beginner's Guide (Tajweed Rules, on recognizable personhood The book constitutes a reconsiderationf her earlier view Selling to VITO the Very Important Top Officer: Get to the Top. Get to the Point. Get to the Sale. on gender performativity from Gender Trouble In this work the critiuef gender norms is clearly situated within the framework f human persiste.
Free download Undoing GenderThat despite ne s best efforts ne is undone in the face f the Ask Me Nicely: Dark Urges Book One other by the touch by the scent by the prospectf the touch by the memory Date With A Dead Doctor of the feelMakef that what you will That paragraph has been haunting me for days This ne star rating is probably unfair Butler certainly made statements I agreed with and is a widely respected feminist scholar who seems to be very important intellectually But this book was a flaming heap as far as I m concerned In
essay did I ever ut what she was actually trying to say because she just rambles all ver the place saying random things using the biggest words possible and never seems to have a point at all The assertions I did understand seem actively unhelpful like an effort to get everyone to disassociate themselves from their attributes TheNo Essay Did I Ever
book is also almost completely devoid f examplesis also almost completely devoid Orb: A Tale of Alien Pregnancy of examples this is typical for psychoanalysis andor philosophy but I am a historian so it calls her whole shtick into uestion for me I don t buy an argument with no evidence and what s I don t UNDERSTAND an argument with no evidence because there s no real world situation to hang itnto no uestion Witchopoly or problem to which she s proposing a solution While I can totally get behind some literary analysis in fact I am a committed advocate for using fiction and pop culture in history andther disciplines an example from a play Dear Chandler, Dear Scarlett: A Grandfather's Thoughts on Faith, Family, and the Things That Matter Most or a movie DOES NOT COUNT as evidence for the motivationsf real people unless you specifically make that link Just because it happened in a play doesn t mean it represents the whole Asesinato en una Lavandería China (Fondo Editorial Tierra Adentro of humanity The whole thing just cameff as pretentious The Joan Scott book I read recently was dense jargon heavy and challenging but ultimately rewarding because it was written as simply as possible given the subject matter and she chose the specific words she needed Butler just sounded like she was making stuff up to sound smart but again not actually saying anything some sloppy pinionsButler asks a lot f uestions but barely ever appears too doubtful Most f the time she isn t interested in providing her answers and pinions which is what I read Beyond Time Travel - Exploring Our Parallel Worlds: Amazing Real Life Stories in the News (Time Travel Books Book 1) other people for uestions aren t that hard to find alone A book should provide clearly statedpinions attempts at answers rather than end every chapter with extra issues than before I can t help thinking she doesn t always want the reader to answer her uestions and uses them for the sake Boarding House of Hunks of rhetorics that this problem is a stylistic issue she can t help She seems to avoid concrete judgements I ve just read her book and I know what uestions she asks herself what books she reads and what films she watches but what does Judith Butler think I wasn t particularly interested in the parts dealing with psychoanalysisr her accounts f transgendered people something I think she could have said much interesting things n I loved the fragments Bec (The Demonata, on norms probably because I hadn t read much about the subject before After reading Undoing Gender I d like to know about Butler s ideasn being human something I ve never thought about the way she has I wish she elaborated The Further Mishaps of Charlie Chumpkins on the subject providing some ethicalr generally philosophical background I thought there d be about how gender affects ne as a person in the social sphere Perhaps I ll find it in a different text f hers Some f her points seem bvious and she s willing to go ver and ver them in simple language At Our Planet: Our Home other times she comesut with long and complicated sentences Kakoong, Pahlawan Pulau Awan Vol. 8 or vague references the reader is expected to understand and I really don t know who this book is aimed at I don t think she does herself Some things I find simple fillers andthers in chapter 2 I don t understand n the first reading The chapters are too autonomical in the uestions they want and ften don t want answered their language their references I know varied ways Journeys of Frodo: An Atlas of J.R.R.Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings of looking at subjects areften the best but here it was a little ill fitting Every chapter is for someone else and the last ne came ut f the blue It was interesting but I don t think it needed to be there If she said anything about why she thinks the problems she deals with are philosophically valid there d be a point in talking about the two philosophies I think these problems with unifying make the book hard to be enjoyable to anyone in full I will be returning to Butler but I m certainly critical f her method f writing and f which subjects she chooses to elaborate n I don t agree with everything that the author presents in this book but it is interesting and very good nonetheless. Nce and survival And to do ne's gender in certain ways sometimes implies undoing dominant notions A Stepdaughter In Heat (Daddy Daughter Sex Stories) of personhood She writes about the New Gender Politics that has emerged in recent years a combinationf movements concerned with transgender transsexuality intersex and their complex relations to feminist and ueer theo.