Review of Vulnerability in Resistance by Judith Butler, Zeynep Gambetti, and Leticia Sabsay (2016)

  • Chelsea Temple Jones Ryerson University

Abstract

In Vulnerability in Resistance, editors Judith Butler, Zeynep Gambetti, and Leticia Sabsay explain that the work of taking up both vulnerability and resistance as a generative pairing of concepts comes with claims “both risky and true”. They point to the construction of “the suffering other” as an emergent part of social relations, explaining vulnerability as a process both exacerbated and disavowed as means of achieving power (4).

Published
2018-07-19
Section
Reviews