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Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death

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The celebrated author of Gender Trouble here redefines Antigone's legacy, recovering her revolutionary significance and liberating it for a progressive feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has long been a feminist icon of defiance. But what has remained unclear is whether she escapes from the forms of power that she opposes, since the form of defiance she exemplifies also leads to her death. Butler argues that Antigone represents a form of feminist and sexual agency that is fraught with risk. Moreover, Antigone shows ...

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Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death
2002, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231118958

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Antigone's Claim: Kinship Between Life and Death
2000, Columbia University Press, New York

ISBN-13: 9780231118941

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