Reading Kristeva: Unraveling the Double-bind

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Georgetown University Press, 1993 - Feminism and literature - 218 pages
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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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Contents

The Prodigal Child
18
The Abject Mother
48
Politics in the Age of Propaganda
145
Importing The French Feminists and Their
163
Outlaw Ethics
181
NOTES
190
REFERENCES
200
INDEX
215
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Kelly Oliver is associate professor of philosophy and women's studies at SUNY, Stony Brook. She is the author of Subjectivity Without Subjects: From Abject Fathers to Desiring Mothers (1998), Family Values: Subjects Between Nature and Culture (1997), and Womanizing Nietzsche: Philosophy's Relations to "the Feminine" (1995).

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