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Sexes and Geneologies - Luce Irigaray

Sexes and Geneologies

By: Luce Irigaray, Gillian Gill (Translator)

Paperback Published: 22nd March 1993
ISBN: 9780231070331
Number Of Pages: 192
For Ages: 22+ years old

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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.

Introduction: Each Sex Must Have Its Own Rightsp. 1
Body Against Body: In Relation to the Mother, Montreal, May 31, 1980p. 7
Belief Itself, Cerisy-la-Salle, August 10, 1980p. 23
Divine Women, Venice-Mestre, June 8, 1984p. 55
Women, the Sacred, Money, Aix-en-Provence, November 17, 1984p. 73
Gesture in Psychoanalysis, Florence, November 2, 1985p. 89
The Female Gender, Rotterdam, November 14, 1985p. 105
The Universal as Mediation, Zurich, March 25, 1986p. 125
Flesh Colors, Ancona, April 5, 1986p. 151
The Three Genders, Florence, May 11, 1986p. 167
A Chance for Life, Tirrenia, July 22, 1986p. 185
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ISBN: 9780231070331
ISBN-10: 0231070330
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 22+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 22nd March 1993
Publisher: COLUMBIA UNIV PR
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.71 x 15.29  x 1.37
Weight (kg): 0.3

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