Reading Kristeva: Unraveling the Double-bind
Explores the complex theories of the French philosopher and psychoanalyst Julia Kristeva. This is a feminist interpretation of Kristeva's work. Situating Kristeva within the context of French feminism, it guides readers through Kristeva's intellectual formation in linguistics, Freud, Lacan, and poetics.
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