Engaging with Irigaray: Feminist Philosophy and Modern European Thought

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Carolyn Burke, Naomi Schor, Margaret Whitford
Columbia University Press, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 428 pages
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Engaging with Irigaray is the first collection of essays that attempts to go beyond the question of essentialism in order to provide a full critical assessment of Irigaray's contribution to a number of fields, notably philosophy. By reconsidering Irigaray's writings in the field of European thought and politics in which she positions herself, the authors of these essays--among them Judith Butler, Elizabeth Weed, and Rosi Braidotti--shed new light on the relationship of Irigaray to many of the philosophers she has "romanced," from Aristotle to Deleuze.

This collection of essays will be invaluable to readers interested both in continental feminism and the intellectual engagement of an international group of scholars grappling with the issues of gender difference, sexuality, and women's politics between women and with men.

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Carolyn Burke has collaborated on the translations of This Sex Which Is Not One and An Ethics of Sexual Difference, both by Luce Irigaray. She is the author of the forthcoming biography, Becoming Modern: The Life of Mina Loy.

Naomi Schor is William Haynes Wannamaker Professor of Romance Studies at Duke University. She is author of Breaking the Chain: Women, Theory, and French Realist Fiction and George Sand and Idealism, both published by Columbia University Press, as well as Reading in Detail: Aesthetics and the Feminine. She also coedits, with Elizabeth Weed, differences: A Journal of Feminist Cultural Studies.

Margaret Whitford is Reader in Modern French Thought at Queen Mary and Westfield College, London University. She is the author of Merleau Ponty's Critique of Sartre and Luce Irigaray: Philosophy in the Feminine, editor of The Irigaray Reader, and coeditor of Feminist Perspectives in Philosophy and Knowing the Difference: Feminist Perspectives in Epistemology.

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