Butler's Sophisticated Constructivism: A Critical Assessment

Hypatia 14 (3):17-38 (1999)
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Abstract

This paper aims to investigate whether and in what respects the conceptions of the body and of agency that Judith Butler develops in Bodies That Matter are useful contributions to feminist theory. The discussion focuses on the clarification and critical assessment of the arguments Butler presents to refute the charges of linguistic monism and determinism.

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Veronica Vasterling
Radboud University Nijmegen