This introductory text guides the student through the most complex ideas of Julia Kristeva - one of the most influential critics and theorists of contemporary culture. Offering new insights into the central themes of her work it explains clearly such key concepts as the 'chora', 'Oedipus' and 'abjection', as well as 'revolt' and the 'feminine genius'.
Kristeva's intellectual development is set in its historical and political context and the creative power of her work is highlighted. Finally, a live interview discusses Kristeva's intellectual and political aspirations. Offering a clear, comprehensive and stimulating account of the work and thought of this inspiring figure, Julia Kristeva: Live Theory is an invaluable guide for students of literature, philosophy, cultural studies and gender studies.
'Julia Kristeva: Live Theory is another fine contribution to Continuum's 'Live Theory' series....Lechte and Margaroni succeed in challenging the popular view that the only route into a theorist's work is through the theorist her/himself. This is because the volume they offer does an excellent job of simplifying - and consolidating - to a considerable extent many of Kristeva's often obscure and convoluted ideas. I found particularly sharp, cogent and regarding John Lechte's interview with Julia Kristeva....this is a remarkably exhilarating book, greater than the sum of its parts, producing an intense conversational space that will easily draw in the perceptive specialist reader.' Akinbola E. Akinwumi, Political Studies Review, 2006, 4 (3)
Series: Live Theory (Hardcover)
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 1st April 2005
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.25 x 14.12
Weight (kg): 0.34
Edition Number: 1