The Sexed Subject in-between Deleuze and Butler

Anna Hickey-Moody and Mary Lou Rasmussen

in Deleuze and Queer Theory

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print January 2005 | ISBN: 9780748634040
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652563 | DOI:
The Sexed Subject in-between Deleuze and Butler

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This chapter examines the works of Judith Butler concerning queer theory, compares them with those of Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari, and identifies select schizoanalytic elements in Butler's work, making room for further encounters between Deleuze and Butler. It explains that Deleuze and Guattari deterritorialised psychoanalytic ideas while Butler reworked them; and that both wanted to craft sexual subjectivities which refute majoritarian readings of gender and sexuality.

Keywords: Judith Butler; queer theory; Gilles Deleuze; Felix Guattari; schizoanalytic elements; psychoanalytic ideas; gender; sexuality

Chapter.  6948 words. 

Subjects: Philosophy

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