Fantasy and Life on the Sexual Margins – Judith Butler’s Engagement with Fantasy in the Political Field and the Process of Becoming Human

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Abstract

This paper explores the function of fantasy in the work of Judith Butler and, more specifically, fantasy in relation to her thinking on identity, the category of the human, and kinship with the view to situate Butler’s encouragement of resignification as a means of instituting political change.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication’There Is No Politics without Fantasy’: Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies in Law
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2006
Event’There Is No Politics without Fantasy’: Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies in Law - Keele University, UK
Duration: 19 Apr 2006 → …

Conference

Conference’There Is No Politics without Fantasy’: Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies in Law
Period19/04/06 → …

Keywords

  • Judith Butler
  • fantasy
  • political change
  • political agency
  • identity
  • the category of the human
  • kinship
  • ontological intelligibility
  • dissident sexuality
  • gender
  • social justice

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    Jenzen, O. (2006). Fantasy and Life on the Sexual Margins – Judith Butler’s Engagement with Fantasy in the Political Field and the Process of Becoming Human. In ’There Is No Politics without Fantasy’: Gender, Sexuality and Cultural Studies in Law