27/07/2011 15' 35''

Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot Chair professor in the Rhetoric and Comparative Literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley. She has previously taught at Wesleyan and Johns Hopkins universities. Butler has made significant contributions to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics, and is considered to be one of the most influential intellectuals in the world.

Her recent works include 'Precarious Life' (2006), 'Undoing Gender' (2006), 'Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity' (2007), 'Vulnerability, Survivability' (2008) and 'Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?' (2010).

Son[i]a talks to Judith Butler about politics, economy, control societies, gender and identity.

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