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Kristeva and the Political : Thinking the Political - Cecilia Sjoholm

Kristeva and the Political

Thinking the Political

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780415213653
Number Of Pages: 160

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Julia Kristeva is one of the most influential French thinkers of the twentieth century and is best known for her work in linguistics, feminist theory and psychoanalysis. "Kristeva and the Political" is the first book to explore and assess the relation of Kristeva's work to politics and the political.
"Kristeva and the Political "examines Kristeva's relation to the political and casts new light on her work, connecting her to recent developments in literary theory, political theory, and cultural studies. In particular it shows how Kristeva's account of the unconscious, and psychoanalysis generally, widens the notion of the political.
Each chapter introduces a fundamental theme in Kristeva's work, highlighting a specific period of development in her thought and drawing on texts from the 1960s through to the 1990s. Themes addressed include Kristeva's theory of discourse, the theory of the subject, the notion of alterity, feminism and marginality and her theory known as the 'politics of meaning'. Kristeva and the Political also shows how Kristeva's notions of the political draw on a rich array of thinkers and writers, from Freud, Melanie Klein and Lacan to Proust and Marguerite Duras.

A revolution between pleasure and sacrificep. 6
A theorist aestheticsp. 33
Love and the question of identity : from recognition to Einfuhlungp. 59
Body politics : pleasure, abjection, contaminationp. 87
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ISBN: 9780415213653
ISBN-10: 0415213657
Series: Thinking the Political
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 160
Published: 1st October 2004
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.39 x 15.6  x 1.12
Weight (kg): 0.41
Edition Number: 1