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By Judith Butler

The celebrated writer of Gender Trouble the following redefines Antigone's legacy, improving her innovative value and freeing it for a innovative feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has lengthy been a feminist icon of defiance. yet what has remained uncertain is whether or not she escapes from the varieties of energy that she opposes, because the type of defiance she exemplifies additionally ends up in her demise. Butler argues that Antigone represents a kind of feminist and sexual company that's fraught with danger. in addition, Antigone exhibits how a tradition of normative heterosexuality obstructs our skill to work out what sexual freedom and political business enterprise may well be.

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