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Gender Trouble does not really have characters, so to speak, as it is a work of feminist philosophy and anthropology rather than a story. However, it does have subjects of discussion, and one of these subjects is the author herself, Judith Butler. The book is full of her arguments and her critiques of others, and so her arguments and critiques represent her character in the book as much as any other character of archetype.

Butler is an American post-structuralist philosopher whose contributions to many fields of thought have been widely renowned within the humanities. She is a professor of rhetoric and comparative literature at the University of California, Berkeley. In Gender Trouble (her 1990 book that sold over 100,000 copies) she argues that the categories of sex and gender are incoherent, despite their seeming coherence within the culture. Their seeming coherence is only made apparent because of masculine...

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