Strangers to Ourselves / Edition 1

Strangers to Ourselves / Edition 1

by Julia Kristeva
     
 

ISBN-10: 0231071574

ISBN-13: 9780231071574

Pub. Date: 06/03/1991

Publisher: Columbia University Press

This book is concerned with the notion of the "stranger" -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of strangeness within the self -a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.

Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world

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This book is concerned with the notion of the "stranger" -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of strangeness within the self -a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.

Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century. She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization. Her insights into the problems of nationality, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an increasingly integrated and fractious world.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780231071574
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
Publication date:
06/03/1991
Series:
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
230
Sales rank:
973,984
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.01(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

1 Toccata and Fugue for the Foreigner2 The Greeks Among Barbarians, Suppliants, and Metics3 The Chosen People and the Choice of Foreignness4 Paul and Augustine: The Therapeutics of Exile and Pilgrimage5 By What Right are Are You a Foreigner? 6 The Renaissance, "So Shapeless and Diverse in Composition"7 On Foreigners and the Enlightenment8 Might Not Universality Be...Our Own Foreignness? 9 In Practice...Index

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