Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Gender as Social Temporality: Butler (and Marx)

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Historical Materialism

This article addresses the notions of gender performativity and temporality in Butler’s early work on gender. The paper is articulated in four steps. First it gives an account of the role and nature of temporality in Butler’s theory of gender performativity. Second, it shows some similarities and connections between the role played by temporality in Butler’s theory of gender performativity and its role in Marx’s analysis of capital. Third, it raises some criticisms of Butler’s understanding of temporality and historicity, focusing in particular on the lack of historicisation of her own categories in both Gender Trouble and Bodies that Matter. This deficit is a consequence of the epistemological framework within which she is operating, in particular of her understanding of social practices and relations through the lens of linguistic concepts extrapolated from their theoretical context. The article concludes by referring to Floyd’s and Hennessy’s analyses of the formation of sexual identities as examples of the fruitful historicisation of gender performativity, which also sheds some light on the ‘the abstract character’ of the temporality of gender performativity.

Affiliations: 1: New School for Social ResearchNew Yorkarruzzac@newschool.edu

Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/1569206x-12341396
Loading

Data & Media loading...

1. Althusser Louis Brewster Ben "‘Contradiction and Overdetermination’" For Marx 2005 London Verso
2. Austin John Langshaw How to Do Things with Words 2003 Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press
3. Bensaïd Daniel La discordance des temps 1995 Paris Les Éditions de la Passion
4. Bensaïd Daniel Elliott Gregory Marx for our Times: Adventures and Misadventures of a Critique 2002 London Verso
5. Butler Judith Excitable Speech: A Politics of the Performative 1997a London Routledge
6. Butler Judith "‘Further Reflection on Conversations of our Time’" Diacritics 1997b Vol 27 1 13 15 http://dx.doi.org/10.1353/dia.1997.0004
7. Butler Judith "‘Merely Cultural’" New Left Review 1998 Vol I 227 33 44
8. Butler Judith Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity 2008 London Routledge
9. Butler Judith Bodies That Matter: On the Discursive Limits of ‘Sex’ 2011 London Routledge
10. Cowling Mark , Martin James Marx’s Eighteenth Brumaire: (Post)modern Readings 2002 London Pluto Press
11. Crary Alice Beyond Moral Judgment 2007 Cambridge, MA Harvard University Press
12. Cruz-Malavé Arnaldo , Manalansan Martin F. Queer Globalizations: Citizenship and the Afterlife of Colonialism 2002 New York New York University Press
13. Derrida Jacques "‘Signature Event Context’" Limited Inc 1988 Evanston Northwestern University Press
14. Drucker Peter "‘The Fracturing of lgbtIdentities under Neoliberal Capitalism’" Historical Materialism 2011 Vol 19 4 3 32 http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/156920611X606412
15. Duggan Lisa Castronovo Russ , Nelson Dana D. "‘The New Homonormativity: The Sexual Politics of Neoliberalism’" Materializing Democracy: Toward a Revitalized Cultural Politics 2002 Durham, NC Duke University Press
16. Edelman Lee No Future: Queer Theory and the Death Drive 2004 Durham, NC. Duke University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/9780822385981
17. Eng David L. , Halberstam Judith , Muñoz José Esteban Social Text 2005 Vol 23 3/4 special issue, What’s Queer about Queer Studies Now?
18. Ferguson Sue "‘Building on the Strengths of the Socialist Feminist Tradition’" Critical Sociology 1999 Vol 25 1 1 15 http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/08969205990250010201
19. Ferguson Sue "‘Canadian Contributions to Social Reproduction Feminism, Race and Embodied Labor’" Race, Gender & Class 2008 Vol 15 1/2 42 57
20. Floyd Kevin "‘Making History: Marxism, Queer Theory, and Contradiction in the Future of American Studies’" Cultural Critique 1998 Vol 40 167 201 http://dx.doi.org/10.2307/1354471
21. Floyd Kevin The Reification of Desire: Toward a Queer Marxism 2009 Minneapolis University of Minnesota Press
22. Foucault Michel Gordon Colin Power/Knowledge: Selected Interviews and Other Writings, 1972–1977 1980 New York Vintage Books
23. Foucault Michel Hurley Robert The History of Sexuality, Volume 1: An Introduction 1990 New York Vintage Books
24. Fraser Nancy Justice Interruptus: Critical Reflections on the ‘Postsocialist’ Condition 1997 London Routledge
25. Fraser Nancy "‘Heterosexism, Misrecognition and Capitalism: A Response to Judith Butler’" New Left Review 1998 Vol I 228 140 9
26. Freccero Carla Queer/Early/Modern 2006 Durham, NC. Duke University Press
27. Freeman Elizabeth "‘Introduction’" glq: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies 2007 Vol 13 2/3 159 176 http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/10642684-2006-029
28. Freeman Elizabeth Time Binds: Queer Temporalities, Queer Histories 2010 Durham, NC. Duke University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1215/9780822393184
29. Gimenez Martha Hennessy Rosemary , Ingraham Chrys "‘The Oppression of Women: A Structuralist Marxist View’" Materialist Feminism: A Reader in Class, Difference, and Women’s Lives 1997 London Routledge
30. Gutting Gary "‘Foucault’s Genealogical Method’" Midwest Studies in Philosophy 1990 Vol 15 1 327 343 http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1475-4975.1990.tb00221.x
31. Halberstam Judith In a Queer Time and Place: Transgender Bodies, Subcultural Lives 2005 New York New York University Press
32. Hennessy Rosemary Materialist Feminism and the Politics of Discourse 1993 London Routledge
33. Hennessy Rosemary Profit and Pleasure: Sexual Identities in Late Capitalism 2000 London Routledge
34. Love Heather Feeling Backward: Loss and the Politics of Queer History 2007 Cambridge, MA. Harvard University Press
35. Martin James Cowling , Martin "‘Performing Politics: Class, Ideology and Discourse’" 2002 2002
36. McCallum E.L. , Tuhkanen Mikko Queer Times, Queer Becomings 2011 Albany State University of New York Press
37. Marx Karl " The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Bonaparte " Marx/Engels Collected Works 1975 Vol Volume 11 New York International Publishers
38. Marx Karl Fowkes Ben Capital: A Critique of Political Economy 1976 Vol Volume I Harmondsworth Penguin Books
39. Marx Karl Fernbach David Capital: A Critique of Political Economy 1978 Vol Volume II Harmondsworth Penguin Books
40. Marx Karl Nicolaus Martin Grundrisse: Foundations of the Critique of Political Economy 1993 Harmondsworth Penguin Books
41. Meiksins Wood Ellen Democracy against Capitalism: Renewing Historical Materialism 1995 Cambridge Cambridge University Press http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511558344
42. Muñoz José Esteban Cruising Utopia: The Then and There of Queer Futurity 2009 New York New York University Press
43. Tomba Massimiliano Thomas Peter D. , Farris Sara R. Marx’s Temporalities, Historical Materialism 2012 Leiden Brill Book Series
44. Tomba Massimiliano "‘Marx as the Historical Materialist: Re-reading The Eighteenth Brumaire’" Historical Materialism 2013 Vol 21 2 21 46 http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1569206X-12341290
45. Tombazos Stavros Le Temps dans l’analyse économique. Les catégories du temps dans le Capital 1994 Paris Cahiers des saisons
http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/1569206x-12341396
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/1569206x-12341396
2015-03-25
2018-07-22

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Historical Materialism — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation