Gender: A story we’re all a part of.American philosopher and gender theorist, Author of “Gender Trouble”
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What exactly is “gender?” And how do we use the term “gender”? World-renowned gender theorist Judith Butler offers her insights and wisdom through lectures on the subject of “gender.” First, she explains the differences between the biological “sex” and social “gender.”
She dives into how the term “gender,” which was first used in 20th century America with its current meaning, spread throughout the world over time and has evolved due to language and cultural translation issues.
As an authority in gender theory, Judith Butler will deliver lectures to give all of us living in this era a better understanding of what it means to be fully human with regards to “gender.”
Author of feminist theory classic "Gender Trouble (1990)" Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley (1993 - ) Winner of Adorno Prize (2012)
Judith Butler is an American philosopher, gender and queer theorist, and post-structural feminist. She is currently working as a Professor of Rhetoric and Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. In the 1990s, Butler authored “Gender Trouble,” which proposed the gender performance theory and made a significant impact on feminism and queer research.
It sold over 100,000 copies worldwide, and was the most-borrowed book on human rights at the prestigious Seoul National University Library. Butler is considered one of the most influential political philosophers in today’s world and shares her opinions on gender and LGBTQI rights, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and Neoliberalist Activism.
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