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  • Anthologies:

    • Frames of Life: When is Life Grievable?.  London: Verso, 2009.

    • Judith Butler Reader.  Ed. Sara Salih.  Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.

    • Undoing Gender.  London: Routledge, 2004.

  • Edited Works:

    • What's Left of Theory?  New Work on the Politics of Literary Theory.  Ed. Butler, John Guillory, and Kendall Thomas.  London: Routledge, 2000.

    • Feminists Theorize the Political.  Ed. Butler and Joan W. Scott.  London: Routledge, 1992.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Who Sings the Nation-State?  Language, Politics, Belonging.  By Butler and Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak.  Seagull Books, 2007.

    • Giving an Account of Oneself.  New York: Fordham UP, 2005.

    • Precarious Life: the Power of Mourning and Violence.  London: Routledge, 2004.

    • Antigone's Claim.  New York: Columbia UP, 2002.

    • Contingency, Hegemony, Universality: Contemporary Dialogues on the Left.  By Butler, Ernesto Laclau and Slavoj Zizek.  London: Verso, 2000.

    • Excitable Speech: a Politics of the Performative.  London: Routledge, 1997.

    • The Psychic Life of Power: Theories in Subjection.  Stanford: Stanford UP, 1997.

    • Feminist Contentions: a Philosophical Exchange.  By Butler, Seyla Benhabib, Drucilla Cornell, Nancy Fraser, and Linda Nicholson.  London: Routledge, 1995.

    • "Subjection, Resistance and Resignification: Between Freud and Foucault."  The Question of Identity.  Ed. John Rajchman.  London: Routledge, 1994.  229-249.

    • Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of 'Sex.'  London: Routledge, 1993.

    • "Critically Queer."  GLQ 1 (1993): 17-32.

    • "Contingent Foundations: Feminism and the Question of Postmodernism."  Feminists Theorise the Political.  Ed. Butler and Joan Scott.  London: Routledge, 1992.

    • "Imitation and Gender Subordination."  Inside/Out: Lesbian Theories, Gay Theories.  Ed. Diana Fuss.  London: Routledge, 1991.

      • Literary Theory: an Anthology.  Ed. Julie Rivkin and Michael Ryan.  Oxford: Blackwell, 1998.  722-729.

    • Gender Trouble.  London: Routledge, 1989.

      • Preface and Chapter 3 "Subversive Bodily Acts."  Norton Anthology of Theory and Criticism.  Ed. Vincent Leitch, et al.  New York: Norton, 2001.  2488-2502.

    • "Gender Trouble, Feminist Theory and Psychoanalytic Discourse."  Feminism/Postmodernism.  Ed. Linda J. Nicholson.  London: Routledge, 1989.  324-340.

    • "Performative Acts and Gender Constitution: an Essay in Phenomenology and Feminist Theory."  1988.

    • Subjects of Desire: Hegelian Reflections in Twentieth-Century France.  New York: Columbia UP, 1987.  Rpt. 1999.

    • "Can the 'Other' of Philosophy Speak?" 

      • Undoing Gender.  London: Routledge, 2004.  232-250.




  • Anthologies:

    • Davies, Bronwyn, ed.  Judith Butler in Conversation: Analyzing the Texts and Talk of Everyday Life.  London: Routledge, 2007.

  • Selected Individual Works:

    • Birkenstein, Cathy.  "We Got the Wrong Gal: Rethinking the 'Bad' Academic Writing of Judith Butler." College English 72.3 (): .

    • Boucher, Geoff.  The Charmed Circle of Ideology: a Critique of Laclau and Mouffe, Butler and Zizek.  Sydney: re-press, 2009.

    • Jagger, Gill.  Judith Butler: Sexual Politics, Social Change and the Power of the Performative.  London: Routledge, 2004.

    • Kirby, Vicki.  Judith Butler: Live Theory.  London: Continuum, 2006.

    • Salih, Sara.  Judith Butler.  London: Routledge, 2002.

    • Thiem, Annika.  Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility.  New York: Fordham UP, 2008.




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