Judith Butler

Judith Butler – Bodies in Alliance and the Politics of the Street

In the last months there have been, time and again, mass demonstrations on the street, in the square, and though these are very often motivated by different political purposes, something similar happens: bodies congregate, they move and speak together, and they lay claim to a certain space as public space. Now, it would be easier to say that these demonstrations or, indeed, these movements, are characterized by bodies that come together to make a claim in public space, but that formulation presumes that public space is given, that it is already public, and recognized as such.
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The Routledge reader in politics and performance (amazon)

This book brings together key writings on politics, ideology and performance, providing discussion on everything from sexuality in performance to theatre games, power and politics in the theatre to multimedia events, intercultural persepectives to performance theories. This comprehensive collection is brought together by Lizbeth Goodman and Jane de Gay, who have previously collaborated on the highly successfulRoutledge Reader in Gender and Performance(1998). Includes the writings of: Antonin Artaud, Eugenio Barba, Herbert Blau, Augusto Boal, Bertolt Brecht, Peter Brook, Judith Butler, Marvin Carlson, Sue-Ellen Case, Coco Fusco, Jerzy Grotowski, Tony Kushner, Richard Schechner, Rebecca Schneider, Constantin Stanislavski and Raymond Williams.

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Examined Life 

…pulls philosophy out of academic journals and classrooms, and puts it back on the streets. In Examined Life, filmmaker Astra Taylor accompanies some of today’s most influential thinkers on a series of unique excursions through places and spaces that hold particular resonance for them and their ideas. Peter Singer’s thoughts on the ethics of consumption are amplified against the backdrop of Fifth Avenue’s posh boutiques. Michael Hardt ponders the nature of revolution while surrounded by symbols of wealth and leisure. Judith Butler and a friend stroll through San Francisco’s Mission District questioning our culture’s fixation on individualism. And while driving through Manhattan, Cornel West – perhaps America’s best-known public intellectual – compares philosophy to jazz and blues, reminding us how intense and invigorating a life of the mind can be. Offering privileged moments with great thinkers from fields ranging from moral philosophy to cultural theory, Examined Life reveals philosophy’s power to transform the way we see the world around us and imagine our place in it.

K. Anthony Appiah Judith Butler Michael Hardt Martha Nussbaum Avital Ronell Peter Singer Sunaura Taylor Cornel West Slavoj Zizek

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