Bodies That Still Matter
Bodies That Still Matter
Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler
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Introduction - Annemie Halsema, Katja Kwastek, Roel van den Oever
On Butler's Theory of Agency - Adriana Zaharijevi?
The Psychic Life of Horror: Abjection and Racialization in Butler's Thought - Eyo Ewara
Beyond Gender(s) - Jean-Luc Nancy
The Performative Edge of Non-Politicians: Populism and Shifting Legitimacy in US Presidential Politics - Julia Peetz
Talking Back as an Accented Speaker? Reframing Butler's Idea of Subversive Resignification - Tingting Hui
What's in a Name? Don't Ask, Don't Tell and Private Romeo - Roel van den Oever
Rethinking Counseling from a Relational Perspective: From Alleviating Suffering to 'Becoming Human' - Carmen Schuhmann
Bridging Conversations: 'Paradigm Cases' of Dependency in Eva Kittay and Judith Butler - Simon van der Weele
Dancing the Image: Complicity, Responsibility and Spectatorship - Noa Roei
Santiago Sierra's Workers Who Cannot Be Paid: Precarious Labor in Contemporary Art - Friederike Sigler
Rethinking Radical Democracy with Butler: The Voice of Plurality - Adriana Cavarero
Strategies of (Self-)Empowerment: On the Performativity of Assemblies in and as Theatre - Erika Fischer-Lichte
Bodies That Still Matter - Judith Butler

Bodies That Still Matter

Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler

Since the appearance of her early-career bestseller Gender Trouble in 1990, American philosopher Judith Butler is one of the most influential thinkers in academia. Her work addresses numerous socially pertinent topics such as gender normativity, political speech, media representations of war, the democratic power of assembling bodies, and the force of nonviolence. The volume Bodies That Still Matter: Resonances of the Work of Judith Butler brings together essays from scholars across academic disciplines who apply, reflect on, and further Butler’s ideas in their own research. It includes a new essay by Butler herself, from which it takes its title. Organized around four key themes in Butler’s scholarship – performativity, speech, precarity, and assembly – the volume offers an excellent introduction to the contemporary relevance of Butler’s thinking, a multi-perspectival approach to key topics of contemporary critical theory, and a testimony to the vibrant interdisciplinary discourses characterizing much of today’s humanities research.

Annemie Halsema

Annemie Halsema is Socrates hoogleraar “Wijsgerige Antropologie en de grondslagen van het humanisme” aan de universiteit Leiden en Universitair Hoofddocent Filosofie aan de Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Katja Kwastek

Katja Kwastek is professor of Modern and Contemporary Art History at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

Roel van den Oever

Roel van den Oever is assistant professor of English Literature at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.