Books That Matter: Twenty-Five Years of Gender Trouble

There are books that matter. Then there are books that matter more, like Judith Butler’s Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity (New York: Routledge, 1990) that marked its 25th anniversary in 2015. Dipping back into it now, Gender Trouble’s achievements were astonishingly broad, and reached into multiple disciplines. It collated and built on … More Books That Matter: Twenty-Five Years of Gender Trouble

Is the Internet the Final Bohemia? (OA Version)

This open access version of my essay is reposted from a roundtable on Russell Jacoby’s The Last Intellectuals, published in The Chronicle of Higher Education, November 29 2015. In 1987, I was in graduate school at New York University, living among the “milk-toast professors” who, in Jacoby’s words, “turned purple” with rage at his book’s arguments. When … More Is the Internet the Final Bohemia? (OA Version)