Sovereign performatives in the contemporary scene of utterance

Butler, Judith
January 1997
Critical Inquiry;Winter97, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p350
Academic Journal
Criticizes the regulation of hate speech on campus, in workplaces, and in public domains. Emergence of political ambivalence; Questions in relation to the status of language; Logic of the pornographic utterance; Contestations of universality.


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