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


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.

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Breen, M.S., Blumenfeld, W.J., Baer, S. et al. Introduction: “There Is a Person Here”: An Interview with Judith Butler. International Journal of Sexuality and Gender Studies 6, 7–23 (2001).

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  • Judith Butler
  • interview
  • gender
  • queer theory