Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative

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With the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender in two earlier bestselling Routledge books, Gender Trouble, and Bodies That Matter, philosopher Judith Butler turns her attention to speech and conduct in contemporary political life, looking at several efforts to target speech as conduct that has become subject to political debate and regulation.
 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
1Burning Acts Injurious Speech 43
2 Sovereign Performatives 71
Paranoia

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Judith Butler is Chancellor's Professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Her previous books include Gender Trouble (Routledge, 1990), and Bodies That Matter (Routledge, 1993).

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