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Judith Butler, trouble dans le féminisme

Published inTravail, genre et sociétés, vol. 15, no. 1, p. 5-25
Publication date2006-04-01

Conducted in June 2005 by Delphine Gardey, Tania Angeloff and Laura Lee Downs, this interview with Judith Butler is one of the first to be conducted and published in a French-language social science journal. The interview retraces Judith Butler's intellectual, philosophical and political itinerary at the time of the French translation of Gender Trouble.

Judith Butler looks back on her intellectual training and her activist and academic career, and discusses her relationship with feminism, lesbianism, the politics of subjectivity and queer theory, engagement, critical theory and the intellectual landscape in a post-structuralist context. Interrogating the journey of ideas and political practices between France and the USA and back, she revisits a number of misunderstandings surrounding the question of identity, universalism, rights, freedoms and liberalism. Finally, she reports on the reorientation of her work after the September 11, 2001 attacks, focusing on issues of state violence, lives that matter and mourning.

  • Judith Butler
  • Gender
  • Joan Scott
  • Monique Wittig
  • Queer
  • USA
  • France
  • Israël
  • Judaïsm
  • Universalism
  • Feminism
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ANGELOFF-DULGEROFF, Tania, DOWNS, Laura Lee, GARDEY, Delphine. Judith Butler, trouble dans le féminisme. In: Travail, genre et sociétés, 2006, vol. 15, n° 1, p. 5–25. doi: 10.3917/tgs.015.0005
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