Precarious Life: The Power of Mourning and Violence Hardcover – 21 Apr 2004
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"Indispensable for feminist theory" Hypatia, on Gender Trouble (1989); "Butler has written a most significant and provocative work that addresses issues of immediate social concern." The Boston Book Review, on Bodies that Matter (1993)"
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Judith Butler is Professor of Rhetoric & Comparative Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. She is the author of many books including Antigone's Claim, The Psychic Life of Power, Excitable Speech, and Gender Trouble.
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That said, the book is written for a lay audience and I think that this book needed to be published, since the responses of feminists to or after Sept 11th have been far and few. (Aftershock is a great book to read about Sept 11th from a feminist point of view).
I can't pinpoint what my favourite section of the book was, however, I enjoyed it all. It was refreshing to see a political theorist write about something "real" that is taking place today that many are discussing or living through.
This is a wonderful addition to her writing repertoire. I do hope to see her write more for a lay audience, since hopefully they will get their curiosity piqued and read more Butler.
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