The authors present the life and work of the literary and cultural theorist Judith Butler (b. 1956). They introduce this with an annotated overview of her works and the reception of these works in the Czech context, particularly her theories of feminism and gender, the concept of the subject and power (the relations between subjection and resistance, the possibility of resistance to power in the context of psychoanalysis and the genealogical theory of Michel Foucault), key aspects of Butler's thought (the categories of 'woman' and the representation of woman, the determination/autonomous action of the subject, and the theory of performativity), and language, style, and textual strategies in Butler's works.
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