Feminist Readings of Antigone

Feminist Readings of Antigone

by Fanny Soderback

New and classic essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.See more details below


New and classic essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.

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State University of New York Press
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SUNY series in Gender Theory Series
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6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments ix

Introduction: Why Antigone Today? Fanny Söderbäck 1

Prologue: Nomadic Antigone Moira Fradinger 15

I Between Past and Future: Feminist Politics in the Private and Public Realms

1 After Antigone: Women, the Past, and the Future of Feminist Political Thought Catherine A. Holland 27

2 On the Body of Antigone Adriana Cavarero 45

3 Impossible Mourning: Sophocles Reversed Fanny Söderbäck 65

4 The Performative Politics and Rebirth of Antigone in Ancient Greece and Modern South Africa Tina Chanter 83

5 The Eternal Irony of the Community Luce Irigaray 99

6 "the celestial Antigone, the most resplendent figure ever to have appeared on earth": Hegel's Feminism J.M. Bernstein 111

II Incestuous Desire: Sexuality, Kinship, and Psychoanalytical Approaches

7 Promiscuous Obedience Judith Butler 133

8 Antigone's Line Mary Beth Mader 155

9 Beyond Pleasure: The Other History of Sexuality Cecilia Sjöholm 173

10 Transgressing With-In-To the Feminine Bracha L. Ettinger 195

11 Antigone: Limit and Horizon Julia Kristeva 215

Bibliography 231

Contributors 241

Index 245

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