Universität Wien, Fakultät für Philosophie und Bildungswissenschaft,
Büro für Gender und Diversity der Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg,
Austrian Science Fund (FWF) Projektnummer: P 26579-G22 »Language and Violence«
The American philosopher Judith Butler is one of the most influential thinkers in the fields of humanities, social and cultural studies as well as gender studies and queer theory. A comprehensive analysis of her philosophical work and contribution to political philosophy is yet to come. This volume is the first to bring the different perspectives of acknowledged experts who illuminate and critically evaluate the dimensions of political issues in Butler's works from the 1990s to today together. Thematic focal points are the relationship between philosophy, theory and political practice, the constitution and precariousness of political subjects, possible political actions as well as the liberating potential of performative body practices.