Its articulation and development are of no value and those who disagree are equally appreciated. This essay therefore critically evaluates and outlines Judith Butler’s ideas on the relationship between the human body and society. Anthony Elliot (2009:99) in the new edition further quotes, “social theory is vitally engaged with the repression, oppression and indignity of unequal social relation” The discussion will revolve around traditional assumptions about gender in relation to the contemporary society.
In this context, contemporary social theory is the systematic analysis of broad development contours of the modern world as opposed to the traditional society. These contours revolve around multidisplinary reconstruction of terms like those concerned with the broad areas of study. It also revolves around issues affecting the society which include political, economical and spiritual affairs. Finally, it reflects on problems concerned with social sciences such as intersubjectivity, social structure and society. This clearly implies that contemporary social theory is not a province of any one scientific discipline, but rather it is an organ of various disciplines. Hence it has been highly professionalized and institutionalized in most disciplines such as political sciences (Anthony, 2009, p. 375).
This theory further seeks to find out more about other social aspects of life. It focuses on issues of role of culture in the society, private life of sexuality, intimacy, eroticism and it further looks at performativity of human social life.
In addition, it establishes the impacts of human social thoughts about the future which include conceptual perspectives such structuralism, postmodernism and functionalism. Consequently it poses the question whether it is possible to change the world.
In this regard, the theory is concerned with assessment of the place of the world today. This is due to the changes occurring in the modern world today.