Sexes and Geneologies / Edition 1

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Overview

In the tradition of Simone de Beauvoir and Julia Kristeva, Luce Irigaray is one of France's most versatile feminist critics. Sexes and Genealogies, a collection of lectures delivered throughout Canada and Europe, introduces her writing to a wider American audience.

Irigaray's most famous work, Speculum of the Other Woman, prompted her expulsion from the Lacanin Ecole Freudienne because of its searing depiction of Platonic and Freudian representations of women. Now Sexes and Genealogies analyzes sexual difference according to what she terms the double dimension of gender and ideology.

Irigaray covers major issues in religion, the law, psychoanalysis, and literature, such as: the continued neglect by psychoanalysts of the sexual and gender dimensions of therapy, the urgency of female divinity for contemporary feminist movements, and a reconsideration of women's relation to the market economy. Sexes and Genealogies also includes Irigaray's dazzling reading of the Oresteia, "Body Against Body: In Relation to the Mother," now acknowleged as a feminist classic.

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Maragaret Whitford

The span of Irigaray's analysis of Western civilization is breathtaking; every cultural manifestation from language to marriage, from religion to science, from psychoanalysis to literature, takes on fresh meaning in the light of her powerful vision. Irigaray's analysis of patriarchy is both compelling and revealing but the question of "What is to be done?" retains all its potential for controversy. The direction of these essays will strike chords with some and provoke others to violent disagreement. Sexes and Genealogies will add considerably to our understanding of the complexity and implications of Irigaray's thought.

Maragaret Whitford, University of London

Maragaret Whitford

The span of Irigaray's analysis of Western civilization is breathtaking; every cultural manifestation from language to marriage, from religion to science, from psychoanalysis to literature, takes on fresh meaning in the light of her powerful vision. Irigaray's analysis of patriarchy is both compelling and revealing but the question of "What is to be done?" retains all its potential for controversy. The direction of these essays will strike chords with some and provoke others to violent disagreement. Sexes and Genealogies will add considerably to our understanding of the complexity and implications of Irigaray's thought.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780231070331
  • Publisher: Columbia University Press
  • Publication date: 4/15/1993
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 6.02 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.54 (d)

Meet the Author

Luce Irigaray is a director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique. Her books in English include Speculum of the Other Woman, This Sex Which is Not One, and Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche.

Columbia University Press

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Table of Contents

Introduction: Each Sex Must Have Its Own Rights 1
Body Against Body: In Relation to the Mother, Montreal, May 31, 1980 7
Belief Itself, Cerisy-la-Salle, August 10, 1980 23
Divine Women, Venice-Mestre, June 8, 1984 55
Women, the Sacred, Money, Aix-en-Provence, November 17, 1984 73
Gesture in Psychoanalysis, Florence, November 2, 1985 89
The Female Gender, Rotterdam, November 14, 1985 105
The Universal as Mediation, Zurich, March 25, 1986 125
Flesh Colors, Ancona, April 5, 1986 151
The Three Genders, Florence, May 11, 1986 167
A Chance for Life, Tirrenia, July 22, 1986 185
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