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Speculum Of The Other Woman

Author : Luce Irigaray
ISBN : 0801493307
Genre : Social Science
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A radically subversive critique brings to the fore the masculine ideology implicit in psychoanalytic theory and in Western discourse in general: woman is defined as a disadvantaged man, a male construct with no status of her own.
Category: Social Science

Speculum Of The Other Woman

Author : Luce Irigaray
ISBN : STANFORD:36105002507379
Genre : Psychology
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Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray is incontestably one of the most important works in feminist theory to have been published in this generation. For the profession of psychoanalysis, Irigaray believes, female sexuality has remained a "dark continent," unfathomable and unapproachable; its nature can only be misunderstood by those who continue to regard women in masculine terms. In the first section of the book, "The Blind Spot of an Old Dream of Symmetry," Irigaray rereads Freud's essay "Femininity," and his other writings on women, bringing to the fore the masculine ideology implicit in psychoanalytic theory and in Western discourse in general: woman is defined as a disadvantaged man, a male construct with no status of her own. In the last section, "Plato's Hystera," Irigaray reinterprets Plato's myth of the cave, of the womb, in an attempt to discover the origins of that ideology, to ascertain precisely the way in which metaphors were fathered that henceforth became vehicles of meaning, to trace how woman came to be excluded from the production of discourse. Between these two sections is "Speculum"-ten meditative, widely ranging, and freely associational essays, each concerned with an aspect of the history of Western philosophy in its relation to woman, in which Irigaray explores woman's essential difference from man.
Category: Psychology

In The Beginning She Was

Author : Luce Irigaray
ISBN : 9781441106377
Genre : Philosophy
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A brilliant new work by Luce Irigaray, one of the greatest living French thinkers, in which she deepens her arguments in relation to sexuate difference.
Category: Philosophy

I Love To You

Author : Luce Irigaray
ISBN : 9781317959250
Genre : Literary Criticism
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In this book, one of the foremost contemporary scholars in the fields of feminist thought and linguistics, explores the possibility of a new liberating language and hence a new relationship between the sexes. In I Love to You, Luce Irigaray moves from the critique of patriarchy to an exploration of the ground for a possible inter-subjectivity between the two sexes. Continuing her rejection of demands for equality, Irigaray poses the question: how can we move to a new era of sexual difference in which women and men establish lasting relations with one another without reducing the other to the status of object?
Category: Literary Criticism

Between East And West

Author : Luce Irigaray
ISBN : 9780231119351
Genre : Philosophy
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A history of mystical Islamic poetry, not only in Arabic and Persian, but also in the popular folk traditions of regional vernacular languages, including a chapter on Rumi and Sufi poetry
Category: Philosophy

An Ethics Of Sexual Difference

Author : Luce Irigaray
ISBN : 0826477127
Genre : Philosophy
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Luce Irigaray (1932-) is the foremost thinker on sexual difference of our times. In An Ethics of Sexual Difference Irigaray speaks out against many feminists by pursuing questions of sexual difference, arguing that all thought and language is gendered and that there can therefore be no neutral thought. Examining major philosophers, such as Plato, Spinoza and Levinas, with a series of meditations on the female experience, she advocates new philosophies through which women can develop a distinctly female space and a "love of self". It is an essential feminist text and a major contribution to our thinking about language.
Category: Philosophy

Je Tu Nous

Author : Luce Irigaray
ISBN : 0415905826
Genre : Literary Criticism
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First published in 1993. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
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Luce Irigaray S Phenomenology Of Feminine Being

Author : Virpi Lehtinen
ISBN : 9781438451299
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A dynamic interpretation of feminine identity capable of resistance, change, and transformation. The reception of Luce Irigaray’s ideas about feminine identity has centered largely on questions of essentialism, whether criticizing this as a destructive flaw or interpreting it in strategic or pragmatic terms. Staking out an alternative approach, Virpi Lehtinen finds in the phenomenology of Husserl and Merleau-Ponty a framework for what she characterizes as dynamic essentialism, which seeks to account for the complex networks of lived experience: embodied, affective, and spiritual relations to oneself, to others, and to the world. Rather than prescribing one norm to which all women should conform, Lehtinen argues, Irigaray’s work exemplifies how each individual woman in her own way contributes to a norm of femininity that is both unique and singular but also connected to the existential styles of past, present, and future others.

La Jeune N E

Author : Hélène Cixous
ISBN : 1860641377
Genre : Feminism
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The classic exposition of the strategy of 'ecriture feminine' and a seminal text in the French feminist theoretical movement.
Category: Feminism