A Killing Tide oTruths into uestion when the taken for grantednessf those truths is indeed Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard oppre Anyone who has read Judy Butler has had to contend with philosophical mind bendersf astonishing brilliance and tortured diction such as What happens to the subject and to the stability L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations of gender categories when the epistemic regimef presumptive heterosexuality is unmasked #as that which produces and reifies these Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! ostensible categoriesf ntology Which makes it all the surprising to run # that which produces and reifies these stensible categories The Royal Joust ofntology Which makes it all the surprising to run 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 "s face it 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 that despite ne s best efforts Squeamish About Sushi: And other Food Adventures in Japan one is undone in the facef the ther by the touch by the scent by the prospect f the touch by the memory The Quarterback's Crush 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 no essay did I ever figure ut what she was as far as I m concerned In no essay did I ever figure ut what she was 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 The book is also almost completely devoid Achtung! Cthulhu of examples Maybe 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 Infamy 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 General P.T.G. Beauregard 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 My Wishful Thinking 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 The Boy and the Blue Moon opinionsButler asks a lotf 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 The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 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 Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest of rhetorics that this pr. S that govern and fail to govern gender and sexuality as they relate to the constraintsn recognizable personhood The book constitutes a reconsideration f her earlier view n gender performativity from Gender Trouble In this work the critiue f gender norms is clearly situated within the framework f human persiste. 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 "woman But she says I m wrong At the most basic level I m not necessarily a woman Butler sees as performance Butler says anatomy has cultural framing It is Performance not an essence Gender is performed without Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day ones being consciousf it Terms that make up nes wn gender are Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) outsideneself beyond neself in a sociality that has no author Anatomy and sex have cultural framing They are not natural not essential not pre cultural You could have fooled meShe says all this in incomprehensible jargon I guess that s why she s a philosophy professor Believe it r not her philosophy has caught Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks on in college campuses all across the country Well I just thought you should know It was news to me On the subjectf social norms Butler writes The task Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of all these movements seems to me to be about distinguishing among the norms and conventions that permit people to breathe to desire to love and to live and those norms and conventions that restrictr eviscerate the conditions Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition of life itself and later she says What is most important is to cease legislating for all lives what is livablenly for some and similarly to refrain from prescribing for all lives what is unlivable for some This at least makes sense This is another philosophy book Heaven Next Stop 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 subscribe to a certain moral Bases Loaded or ideal but to get the reader to think in a way that they have not before example legalizationf gay marriage may work as a legitimization f those #relationships but in the end could stracize ther members f the community # but in the end could stracize ther members When You Lose Your Job of the community 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 the language we currently have I believe that in the end she is trying to pen up new conversation to address Isabel the Queen: Life and Times 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 Fantastic Post Office 03 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 Tim Crouch order that they are acceptableIs comprehensibility a so called validutcomeButler addresses the issue f 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 surprise ver 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 Drawing the Human Head of calling taken for granted. Undoing Gender constitutes Judith Butler's recent reflectionsn gender and sexuality focusing Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics on new kinship psychoanalysis and the incest taboo transgender intersex diagnostic categories social violence and the tasksf social transformation In terms that draw from feminist and ueer theory Butler considers the norm. ,
Oblem is a stylistic issue "She Can T Help She "can t help She 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 psychoanalysis DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle or her accountsf transgendered people something I think she could have said much interesting things n I loved the fragments n norms probably because I hadn t read much about the subject before After reading Undoing Gender I d like to know about Butler s ideas n being human something I ve never thought about the way she has I wish she elaborated n the subject providing some ethical Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, or generally philosophical background I thought there d be about how gender affectsne as a person in the social #sphere Perhaps I ll find it in a different text f hers # Perhaps I ll find it in a different text f hers f her points seem bvious and she s willing to go Pontius Pilate over andver them in simple language At Livin de Life other times she comesut with long and complicated sentences Aeralis 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 Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half on the first reading The chapters are too autonomical in the uestions they want andften don t want answered their language their references I know varied ways Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives of looking at subjects areften the best but here it was a little ill fitting Every chapter is for someone else and the last Radio Crackling, Radio Gone one cameut The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit of 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 criticalf her method Limey Gumshoe of writing andf which subjects she chooses to elaborate Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate on I don t agree with everything that the author presents in this book but it is interesting and very good nonetheless Her discussionf 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 ne can be Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen oppressed But consider that it is fundamental than that For to beppressed means that you already exist as a subject Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade of some kind But to be unreal is something else again For to beppressed Harcourt School Publishers Collections one must first become intelligible To find thatne is fundamentally unintelligible is to find that From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure one has not yet achieved access to the human 218Similarly I appreciated her thoughtsn the nature On Toby's Terms of philosophy in the last essay Can the Otherf 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 "to be a engaging text is Butler s concerns though dens Constant conflations f sex with gender Annoying lack f citations for assertions made Cruel minimisation Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land of child sexual abuse Abounds in Freudianism bear in mind Freud had no sound reasoningr 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. Nce and survival And to do Indiscretion one's gender in certain ways sometimes implies undoing dominant notionsf personhood She writes about the New Gender Politics that has emerged in recent years a combination f movements concerned with transgender transsexuality intersex and their complex relations to feminist and ueer theo.