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Introduction: “There Is a Person Here”: An Interview with Judith Butler

  • Margaret Soenser Breen
  • Warren J. BlumenfeldEmail author
  • Susanna Baer
  • Robert Alan Brookey
  • Lynda Hall
  • Vicky Kirby
  • Diane Helene Miller
  • Robert Shail
  • Natalie Wilson
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Abstract

In this interview, the coeditors, along with other contributors, ask Judith Butler a variety of questions regarding queer theory, gender identities, scientific and legal discourse, bodily abjection, race and class positioning, and political organizing. This range of subject matter suggests not only the breadth of Butler's work, but also its applicability to any number of people, whose relation to theory ranges from highly politicized to politically indifferent. The interview demonstrates the responsiveness of Butler's work to cultural translation and political action.

Judith Butler interview gender queer theory 

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REFERENCES

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© Human Sciences Press, Inc. 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Margaret Soenser Breen
    • 1
  • Warren J. Blumenfeld
    • 2
    Email author
  • Susanna Baer
  • Robert Alan Brookey
  • Lynda Hall
  • Vicky Kirby
  • Diane Helene Miller
  • Robert Shail
  • Natalie Wilson
  1. 1.Department of EnglishUniversity of ConnecticutUSA
  2. 2.Social Justice Education ProgramUniversity of MassachusettsAmherst

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