Gender Trouble Feminism And The Subversion Of Identity Routledge Classics Volume 36

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415389550
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One of the most talked-about scholarly works of the past fifty years, Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble is as celebrated as it is controversial.

Arguing that traditional feminism is wrong to look to a natural, 'essential' notion of the female, or indeed of sex or gender, Butler starts by questioning the category 'woman' and continues in this vein with examinations of 'the masculine' and 'the feminine'. Best known however, but also most often misinterpreted, is Butler's concept of gender as a reiterated social performance rather than the expression of a prior reality.

Thrilling and provocative, few other academic works have roused passions to the same extent.


The Trouble With Diversity How We Learned To Love Identity And Ignore Inequality

Author: Walter Benn Michaels
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1250099331
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“Michaels has written a bracing polemic that should quicken the debate over what diversity really means, or should mean, in academia and beyond.”―The New York Review of Books

If there’s one thing Americans agree on, it’s the value of diversity. Our corporations vie for slots in the Diversity Top 50, our universities brag about minority recruiting, and every month is Somebody’s History Month. But in this “eloquent” (Chicago Tribune) and “captivating” (Los Angeles Times) book, Walter Benn Michaels argues that our enthusiastic celebration of “difference” masks our neglect of America’s vast and growing economic divide.

When it was first published in 2006, The Trouble with Diversity provoked a firestorm of praise and condemnation―not only hailed as “genius” (The Economist), “cogent” (The New Yorker), and “impossible to disagree with” (The Washington Post) it was excoriated as a “wildly implausible” product of “the ‘shock and awe’ school of political argument” (Slate) and “Seething, misplaced, amnesiac resentment” (The Nation). Now, a decade later, Michaels offers a new afterword on how our regime of equal-opportunity exploitation has only intensified. Magnificently iconoclastic, he demonstrates that commitments to diversity fail to offer a premise for social justice and in fact legitimize the economic forces that drive inequality rather than offering a resistance or even a critique. Most importantly, he makes the case that we should pay less attention to the illusory distinction of culture, and more attention to the real discrepancies of class and wealth.


The Trouble With Unity Latino Politics And The Creation Of Identity

Author: Cristina Beltran
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0195375912
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Over the past decade, much attention has been given to examining the growing political influence of Latinos in the United States in order to define the so-called "Latino vote." The existence of a coherent, pan-ethnic Latino political agenda is, as this book shows, not only highly debatable, but democratically unviable.

Situated at the intersection of political theory and Latino studies, The Trouble with Unity is a nuanced critique of civic Latinidad and the Latino electoral and protest politics that work to erase diversity and debate in favor of images of commonality. Cristina Beltrán looks at key moments in U.S. Latino political history through the lens of political, feminist, and cultural thought to provide a theoretically driven account of the many ways in which Latinos lay claim to the public realm. In its innovative approach to the realities of Latino protest politics, The Trouble with Unity advances both social movement and democratic political theory.

Identity Troubles An Introduction

Author: Anthony Elliott
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0415837111
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In our turbulent world of global flows and digital transformations pervasive identity crises and self-reinvention have become increasingly central to everyday life. In this fascinating book, Anthony Elliott shows how global transformations – the new electronic economy, digital worlds, biotechnologies and artificial intelligence - generatesa metamorphosis across the force-field of identities today.

Identity Troubles documents various contemporary mutations of identity – from robotics to biomedicine, from cosmetic surgery to digital lives – and considers their broader social, cultural and political consequences.

Elliott offers a synthesis of the key conceptual innovations in identity studies in the context of recent social theory. He critically examines accounts of "individualization", "reflexivity", "liquidization" and "new maladies of the soul" – situating these in wider social and historical contexts, and drawing out critical themes. He follows with a series of chapters looking at how what is truly new in contemporary life is having profound consequences for identities, both private and public. This book will be essential reading for undergraduate students in sociology, cultural studies, political science, and human geography. It offers the first comprehensive overview of identity studies in the interdisciplinary field of social theory.


Identity Trouble Critical Discourse And Contested Identities

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Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
ISBN: 0230279740
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Identity Trouble assembles contributions from a variety of discourse fields to discuss the pressures on traditional understandings of identity. The focus is on failures and uncertainties in people's construction of their identities when faced change and the contributors raise critical questions about identity and how it may be reconfigured.

The Outsiders

Author: S. E. Hinton
Publisher: Speak
ISBN: 014240733X
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50 years of an iconic classic! This international bestseller and inspiration for a beloved movie is a heroic story of friendship and belonging.

No one ever said life was easy. But Ponyboy is pretty sure that he's got things figured out. He knows that he can count on his brothers, Darry and Sodapop. And he knows that he can count on his friends—true friends who would do anything for him, like Johnny and Two-Bit. But not on much else besides trouble with the Socs, a vicious gang of rich kids whose idea of a good time is beating up on “greasers” like Ponyboy. At least he knows what to expect—until the night someone takes things too far.

The Outsiders is a dramatic and enduring work of fiction that laid the groundwork for the YA genre. S. E. Hinton's classic story of a boy who finds himself on the outskirts of regular society remains as powerful today as it was the day it was first published.

"The Outsiders transformed young-adult fiction from a genre mostly about prom queens, football players and high school crushes to one that portrayed a darker, truer world." —The New York Times

"Taut with tension, filled with drama." —The Chicago Tribune

"[A] classic coming-of-age book." —Philadelphia Daily News

A New York Herald Tribune Best Teenage Book
A Chicago Tribune Book World Spring Book Festival Honor Book
An ALA Best Book for Young Adults
Winner of the Massachusetts Children's Book Award

Drop The Rock Removing Character Defects Steps Six And Seven

Author: Bill P.
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 1592851614
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A practical guide to letting go of the character defects that get in the way of true and joyful recovery.

Resentment. Fear. Self-Pity. Intolerance. Anger. As Bill P. explains, these are the "rocks" that can sink recovery- or at the least, block further progress. Based on the principles behind Steps Six and Seven, Drop the Rock combines personal stories, practical advice, and powerful insights to help readers move forward in recovery. The second edition features additional stories and a reference section.

Identity Trouble

Author: C. Caldas-Coulthard
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 0230593321
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Identity Trouble assembles contributions from a variety of discourse fields to discuss the pressures on traditional understandings of identity.

Identity Trouble

Author: Eva Yampolsky
Publisher: Peter Lang Incorporated, International Academic Publishers
ISBN: 9781433121470
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Illusion: beyond the fantastical double -- Troubled genealogy -- Victims, disillusionment and suicide -- Horlamil: a figure of the social mass

The Trouble With Unity

Author: Cristina Beltran
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 0195375904
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Situated at the intersection of political theory and Latino studies, The Trouble with Unity is the first comprehensive critique of civic Latinidad, analyzing the relationship among participatory democracy, public speech, and racial ...

Gender Trouble

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: Other
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Judith Butler's new preface situates "Gender Trouble" within the past decade of work on gender, and counters some common misconceptions about the book and its aims.

Gender Trouble

Author: Judith Butler
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136783245
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Since its initial publication in 1990, this book has become a key work of contemporary feminist theory, and an essential work for anyone interested in the study of gender, queer theory, or the politics of sexuality in culture.

Race Trouble

Author: Kevin Durrheim
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739167073
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This book draws on the South African experience to develop a theory of race trouble with the central observation that transformation in South Africa has reshaped patterns and practices of encounter and exchange between historically defined ...

The Trouble With Diversity

Author: Walter Benn Michaels
Publisher: Metropolitan Books
ISBN: 1466818816
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But in this provocative new book, Walter Benn Michaels argues that our enthusiastic celebration of "difference" masks our neglect of America's vast and growing economic divide.

School Trouble

Author: Deborah Youdell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136884181
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This book sets out a series of possible approaches to pursuing social justice in and through educational settings.

Haunting Legacies

Author: Gabriele Schwab
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231526350
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When Scott Momaday says, for example, “I don't know how to be a Kiowa Indian,”
he refers to the identity trouble of a colonized person whose people coexist in
subaltern positions with the colonizers in their own stolen land. Centuries of ...

Narratives Of Identity And Place

Author: Stephanie Taylor
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135193789
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Their permission for re-use, as appropriate, is acknowledged: S. Taylor (2005) `
Identity Trouble and Opportunity in Women's Narratives of Residence', in Auto/
Biography, 13, pp. 249±65, ISSN 09675507, Online ISSN 1479-9715 S. Taylor ...