Performance as Publishing

Judith Butler, Notes toward a Performative Theory of Assembly, published by Harvard Press

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“Judith Butler elucidates the dynamics of public assembly under prevailing economic and political conditions, analysing what they signify and how. Understanding assemblies as plural forms of performative action, Butler extends her theory of performativity to argue that precarity – the destruction of the conditions of livability – has been a galvanizing force and theme in today’s highly visible protests.”

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