Conversations

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Conversations is an important collection of interviews in which Luce Irigaray discusses the full range of her work and ideas with leading academics in the fields of Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory and Critical Theory. Covering all the key topics that have been central to her work in the last thirty years, such as feminism, spirituality, difference, politics, education, and ‘being two', this book offers essential insights into Irigaray's career as one of the world's most ...

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Overview

Conversations is an important collection of interviews in which Luce Irigaray discusses the full range of her work and ideas with leading academics in the fields of Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory and Critical Theory. Covering all the key topics that have been central to her work in the last thirty years, such as feminism, spirituality, difference, politics, education, and ‘being two', this book offers essential insights into Irigaray's career as one of the world's most important contemporary thinkers.  

Topics and theorists approached include: philosophy, universality and difference, motherhood and gendered subjectivities, cultivation of desire and love, the other and others, globalization and ethics, politics and human rights, spirituality and religion, and, of course, being and becoming woman.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781847060365
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
  • Publication date: 11/8/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author


Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic.
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Table of Contents


Acknowledgements vii Introduction ix Thinking Life as Relation Conversation between Luce Irigaray Stephen Pluhacek Heidi Bostic 1
'Towards a Wisdom of Love' Conversation between Luce Irigaray Judith Still 21
'Oneness' and 'Being-Two' in the Practice and Culture of Yoga Conversation between Luce Irigaray Michael Stone 37 Being-Two in Architectural Perspective Conversation between Luce Irigaray Andrea Wheeler 53 Becoming Woman, Each One and Together Conversation between Luce Irigaray Gillian Howie 73 A Feminine Figure in Christian Tradition Conversation between Luce Irigaray Margaret R. Miles Laine M. Harrington 85 The Invisible Interlacing Between Fleshes Conversation between Luce Irigaray Helen A. Fielding 107 Sexuate Identities as Global Beings Questioning Western Logic Conversation between Luce Irigaray Elizabeth Grosz 123 New Challenges in Education Conversation between Luce Irigaray Michael Worton 139 Postscript: The Long Path Towards Being a Woman Conversation between Luce Irigaray Birgitte H. Midttun 153 Contributors 169 Bibliography of Works Luce Irigaray 173 Index 181
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