Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative
Psychology Press, 1997 - Social Science - 185 pages
With the same intellectual courage with which she addressed issues of gender in two earlier bestselling Routledge books, Gender Trouble, and Bodies That Matter, philosopher Judith Butler turns her attention to speech and conduct in contemporary political life, looking at several efforts to target speech as conduct that has become subject to political debate and regulation.
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I don't know the dates of the other reviews, but I'll say it again, 15 November 2016: The book scanned is not Excitable Speech, but a book about video games. A bit funny, yet frustrating because we really need Butler at times like these.
For some reason searching this book online pulls material from: The Video Game Theory Reader
edited by Mark J.P. Wolf, Bernard Perron. In a really awesome way, the two books are not unrelated, but the error is bound to frustrate people who are looking for *only* Butler material or *only* game studies work.