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Judith Butler : une politique du sensible

Abstract : Although not quite as well known as her seminal contributions to queer and feminist theory, Judith Butler’s philosophy of precariousness provides an original and insightful perspective on the relationship between bodies and politics. The bodies in Judith Butler’s work are sensitive to the material world and to social norms; they are at once existentially "precarious", and they have a capacity for resistance that is inherently conditioned by the infrastructures in which they operate, and the relational networks in which they take part. Such "sensitive" bodies are also at the roots of a political theory that entails a critique of liberal notions of sovereign selfhood—a critique to which Judith Butler returns in this issue, in an unpublished article. Taking her contribution as an invitation to deepen and extend engagements with her politics of the sensible, this issue stages a dialogue between Judith Butler’s work and a series of critical traditions within political theory: radical democracy, critical theory, and affect theory.
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Lucile Richard, Judith Butler, Myriam Dennehy, Amelie Bescont, Guillaume Leblanc, et al.. Judith Butler : une politique du sensible. Amelie Bescont. Raisons politiques, Presses de Sciences Po, pp.160, 2019. ⟨hal-03387581⟩



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