Kathryn McNeilly

Lecturer, School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast.

Livability: Notes on the Thought of Judith Butler

Key Concept Livability is a term increasingly detectable in Judith Butler’s work from the early 2000’s onwards. The concept emerges as intimately caught up with Butler’s discussion of grievability and her wider question of “how can we have more viable and livable lives?”, which in many ways ties together her whole corpus of writing.1 Thus,…