Speculum of the Other Woman
Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray is incontestably one of the most important works in feminist theory to have been published in this generation. For the profession of psychoanalysis, Irigaray believes, female sexuality has remained a "dark continent," unfathomable and unapproachable; its nature can only be misunderstood by those who continue to regard women in masculine terms. In the first section of the book, "The Blind Spot of an Old Dream of Symmetry," Irigaray rereads Freud's essay "Femininity," and his other writings on women, bringing to the fore the masculine ideology implicit in psychoanalytic theory and in Western discourse in general: woman is defined as a disadvantaged man, a male construct with no status of her own.
In the last section, "Plato's Hystera," Irigaray reinterprets Plato's myth of the cave, of the womb, in an attempt to discover the origins of that ideology, to ascertain precisely the way in which metaphors were fathered that henceforth became vehicles of meaning, to trace how woman came to be excluded from the production of discourse. Between these two sections is "Speculum"—ten meditative, widely ranging, and freely associational essays, each concerned with an aspect of the history of Western philosophy in its relation to woman, in which Irigaray explores woman's essential difference from man.
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This book, like many other examples of post-structuralist French criticism, features an opaque writing style and wide-ranging references to the Western philosophical canon, which makes it difficult to ... Read full review
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Forewarning, Irigaray can be difficult to get through. Her theories can sound a bit odd, nonetheless she is incredibly profound and in my opinion one of the most substantial true Feminists in the past 30 years. Highly respectable. Read full review
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The Little Girl Is Only a Little Boy
Is Her End in Her Beginning?
A Painful Way to Become a Woman
The Penis the Fathers Child
The Deferred Action of Castration
and if taking the eye of a man recently dead
Paradox A Priori
The Eternal Irony of the Community
The Stage Setup
The Avoidance of Masculine Hysteria
An Indispensable Wave of Passivity
An Impracticable Sexual Relationship
Young Virgin Pupil of the Eye
How to Conceive of a Girl
Une Mere de Glace
The Way Out of the Cave
Engendering with No History of Problems
A Form That Is Always the Same
Completion of the Paideia
Life in Philosophy
Return to the Name of the Father
Luce Irigaray: Speculum of the Other Woman
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Luce Irigaray [Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy]
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Luce Irigaray - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Irigaray's second Doctorate thesis, "Speculum of the Other Woman," was closely followed by the termination of her employment at Vincennes University. ...
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She examined the uses and misuses of language in relation to women in such works as Speculum of the Other Woman (1974), which argues that history and ...
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Luce Irigaray Criticism
Irigaray's thesis, which later became Speculum of the Other Woman, ignited a firestorm of controversy due to its infusion of gender politics into mainstream ...
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Hypatia 18.3: Book Reviews
Speculum of the other woman. Translated by Gillian C. Gill. Ithaca:. Cornell University Press. . 1985b. This sex which is not one. ...
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Dualism and French Feminist Thought
As Irigaray highlights most of these binarisms in Speculum of the Other Woman, first published as Speculum De líautre femme in 1974 by Minuit Press in Paris ...
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Challenging Western Thought: Irigaray and the Concept of Reason
The first section discusses Irigaray’s ‘psychoanalysis’ of Plato and the foundation of the Western (masculine) symbolic order in Speculum of the Other Woman ...
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