Undoing Gender

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Undoing Gender
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Author Judith Butler
Country United States
Language English
Published 2004 (Routledge)
Media type Print

Undoing Gender is a 2004 book by philosopher Judith Butler.


Butler examines gender, sex, psychoanalysis and the medical treatment of intersex people. Focusing on the case of David Reimer who was medically reassigned from male to female after a botched circumcision, Butler reexamines the theory of performativity that she originally explored in Gender Trouble (1990). While many of Butler's books are intended for a highly academic audience, Undoing Gender reaches out to a much broader readership.

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