By Judith Butler

The celebrated writer of Gender Trouble the following redefines Antigone's legacy, improving her progressive value and releasing it for a innovative feminism and sexual politics. Antigone has lengthy been a feminist icon of defiance. yet what has remained doubtful is whether or not she escapes from the varieties of energy that she opposes, because the kind of defiance she exemplifies additionally results in her loss of life. Butler argues that Antigone represents a kind of feminist and sexual organisation that's fraught with hazard. additionally, Antigone exhibits how a tradition of normative heterosexuality obstructs our means to work out what sexual freedom and political organisation may well be.

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