Julia Kristeva: Psychoanalysis and Modernity [NOOK Book]

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This is the first systematic overview of Julia Kristeva's vision and work in relation to philosophical modernity. It provides a clear, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary analysis of her thought on psychoanalysis, art, ethics, politics, and feminism in the secular aftermath of religion. Sara Beardsworth shows that Kristeva's multiple perspectives explore the powers and limits of different discourses as responses to the historical failures of Western cultures, failures that are undergone and disclosed in ...
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Julia Kristeva: Psychoanalysis and Modernity

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Overview

This is the first systematic overview of Julia Kristeva's vision and work in relation to philosophical modernity. It provides a clear, comprehensive, and interdisciplinary analysis of her thought on psychoanalysis, art, ethics, politics, and feminism in the secular aftermath of religion. Sara Beardsworth shows that Kristeva's multiple perspectives explore the powers and limits of different discourses as responses to the historical failures of Western cultures, failures that are undergone and disclosed in psychoanalysis.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780791484531
  • Publisher: State University of New York Press
  • Publication date: 9/18/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 530 KB

Meet the Author

Sara Beardsworth is Assistant Professor of Philosophy at Southern Illinois University.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I From the revolutionary standpoint to the nihilism problematic
Ch. 1 The early view of psychoanalysis and art 25
Ch. 2 Primary narcissism 55
Ch. 3 Ab-jection 79
Ch. 4 Primal loss 95
Pt. II Religion and art : Kristeva's minor histories of modernity
Ch. 5 The powers and limitations of religion 115
Ch. 6 The Kristevan aesthetic 143
Pt. III The social and political implications of Kristeva's thought
Ch. 7 Ethics and politics 169
Ch. 8 Kristeva's feminism 217
Conclusion : revolt culture and exemplary lives 267
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