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Subjects in Subjection: Bodies, Desires, and the Psychic Life of Norms

Annika Thiem

in Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228980
eISBN:
9780823235865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228980.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

That one's body, one's desires, and even one's psychic lives are not separable from the way that norms and social power act on a person is not just an uncomfortable ... More


Contingencies: Nietzsche in Drag in the Theater of Judith Butler

Arthur Kroker

in Body Drift: Butler, Hayles, Haraway

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816679157
eISBN:
9781452948270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816679157.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Technology and Society

This chapter examines the thought of Judith Butler. It argues that Butler is Nietzsche in drag. Not the bitter Nietzsche with the bad conscience that he promptly circuited into the essays comprising ... More


Order Catastrophically Unknown: Freud

David Wills

in Inanimation: Theories of Inorganic Life

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780816698820
eISBN:
9781452954301
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816698820.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, General

Chapter 2 examines Freud’s persistent hesitation concerning the organicism of psychic life via his recourse to the figure of the pseudopodium, whereby the most elementary life-form, the amoeba, ... More


Allotropic Conclusions: Propositions on Race and the Exquisite Corpse

Rachel C. Lee

in The Exquisite Corpse of Asian America: Biopolitics, Biosociality, and Posthuman Ecologies

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9781479817719
eISBN:
9781479813742
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479817719.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter offers propositions that grow out of the way in which familiar theories of race take on new forms when cross-pollinated with ascendant biopolitical regimes. These familiar theories are ... More


The Professor of Parody: Four books by JUDITH BUTLER: Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative (1997); The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection (1997); Bodies that Matter: On the Discursive Limits of “Sex” (1993); Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (1990)

Martha C. Nussbaum

in Philosophical Interventions: Reviews 1986-2011

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780199777853
eISBN:
9780190267612
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199777853.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter reviews four books by Judith Butler: Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative (1997); The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection (1997); Bodies that Matter: On the ... More


Introduction

Kevis Goodman

in The Weight of All Flesh: On the Subject-Matter of Political Economy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2015
ISBN:
9780190254087
eISBN:
9780190254117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190254087.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The introduction situates the argument of this book in relation to four recent books: My Own Private Germany: Daniel Paul Schreber’s Secret History of Modernity; On the Psychotheology of Everyday ... More


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