Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death (The Wellek by Judith Butler

By Judith Butler

The celebrated writer of Gender Trouble right here redefines Antigone's legacy, convalescing her progressive importance and freeing it for a revolutionary feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has lengthy been a feminist icon of defiance. yet what has remained uncertain is whether or not she escapes from the sorts of strength that she opposes, because the kind of defiance she exemplifies additionally ends up in her loss of life. Butler argues that Antigone represents a kind of feminist and sexual supplier that's fraught with possibility. in addition, Antigone indicates how a tradition of normative heterosexuality obstructs our potential to work out what sexual freedom and political company may be.

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