Judith Butler is the Maxine Elliot Chair professor in the Rhetoric and Comparative Literature departments at the University of California, Berkeley. She has previously taught at Wesleyan and Johns Hopkins universities. Butler has made significant contributions to the fields of feminism, queer theory, political philosophy and ethics, and is considered to be one of the most influential intellectuals in the world. Her recent works include 'Precarious Life' (2006), 'Undoing Gender' (2006), 'Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity' (2007), 'Vulnerability, Survivability' (2008) and 'Frames of War: When is Life Grievable?' (2010).
Son[i]a talks to Judith Butler about politics, economy, control societies, gender and identity.
From a record collector's perspective, "Objeto Semi-Identificado No Pais Do Futuro. Tropicália and post-tropicalismo in Brasil (1967-1976)" is an overview of the musical side of Tropicalismo that offers an introduction to the movement and helps to explain some of its key aspects. With a special emphasis on the more experimental, avant-garde works of the genre, the selection also shows the ongoing presence and influence of Tropicalismo in the history of Brazilian music that came directly after it.