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ISBN-13: 9780742513099
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 12/17/2001
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.78(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

Kelly Oliver is professor of philosophy and women's studies and chair of the Department of Philosophy at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. She is the author of Subjectivity Without Subjects and Witnessing: Beyond Recognition. Steve Edwin is a doctoral candidate in comparative literature at the State University of New York at Stony Brook. He is currently writing a dissertation on sexuality, race, and witnessing.

Table of Contents

Psychic and Social Engagementsvii
Part IMapping the Social Psyche
1Oedipus and the Anoedipal Transsexual3
2The Pleasures of the Slave19
3The Forgetting of Feeding: Luce Irigaray's Critique of Martin Heidegger29
Part IISocial Oppression and Ethics of Love
4Psychic Space and Social Melancholy49
5The Ethics of Travel67
6Queer Love83
Part IIISocial Agents of Trauma and Witnessing
7Trauma, Cinema, Witnessing: Freud's Moses and Monotheism and Tracey Moffatt's Night Cries99
8"Impossible" Professions: Sarah Kofman, Witnessing, and the Social Depth of Trauma123
Part IVFeminism and the Social Psyche
9The Psyche of Feminism (and the Institution of Women's Studies)149
10Beyond the Sexual Contract: Traversing the Fantasy of Fraternal Alliance159
11Paternal Perversion, the Imaginary Father, and the Promise of Love185
12A Dialectic of Eros and Freedom: Beauvoir and Marcuse203
Index215
About the Contributors219

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