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Notes: Judith Butler – Against Proper Objects LGBT Studies 1. How do feminism and LGBT Studies square off as far as territory? a. Feminism wants to deal with gender and bio sex b. LGBT to deal solely with sexual practices and identity 2. What are the two different views of sex? Foucault v. Feminism? a. Feminism = biological b. Foucault = behavior 3. What are considered the “Proper Objects of Feminism”? of “LGBT Studies”? a. Butler argues that biological sex, or sexual difference, gender, and sexuality should not be distinguished too much from each other, especially not to the point that each is turned into a "proper object" of a particular discipline of study, e.g. biological sex and gender (which Butler still sees as conflated much of the time) are the proper objects of feminist theory, and sexual practices and sexuality are the proper objects of lesbian and gay studies. 4. Butler writes, "Politically, the costs are too great to choose between feminism, on the one hand, and radical sexual theory, on the other" (p. 15). What does she mean? a. Studying sexuality autonomously all but prevents feminist critical intervention in sexual practices. Butler calls for a productive tension among sex, gender, and sexuality that can create a rich theoretical symbiosis for feminist and lesbian and gay inquiry: She calls "for
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course LGBT UNKNOWN taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at Kent State.

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