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The Work of Love: Feminist Politics and the Injunction to Love

M. Gail Hamner

in Opting for the Margins: Postmodernity and Liberation in Christian Theology

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780195161199
eISBN:
9780199835201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019516119X.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Theology

The author contends that the feminist politics of Donna Haraway, Kaja Silverman, and Luce Irigaray–despite theirdistance from Christian discourse–deploy love as a Christian-inflected option for the ... More


Language, Gender, and Reason: A Critical Analysis of Some Feminisms of Difference

Patrick Colm Hogan

in The Politics of Interpretation: Ideology, Professionalism, and the Study of Literature

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195062724
eISBN:
9780199855247
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195062724.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Undoubtedly, the most influential challenge to the sort of political interpretation proposed above—with its emphasis on rational inference and empirical enquiry and its downplaying of language as a ... More


House and Home: *: Feminist Variations on a Theme

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay explores the ambivalence of the values of house and home. It agrees with feminist critics such as Luce Irigaray and Simone de Beauvoir that the comforts and supports of house and home ... More


Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Morny Joy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055232
eISBN:
9781781700792
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055232.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This book explores the work of Luce Irigaray, one of the most influential and controversial figures in feminist thought—although Irigaray herself disclaims the term ‘feminism’. Irigaray's work stands ... More


Antigone between Ethics and Politics

Miriam Leonard

in Athens in Paris: Ancient Greece and the Political in Post-War French Thought

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199277254
eISBN:
9780191707414
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199277254.003.0003
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Hegel's seminal interpretation of Sophocles in the Phenomenology of Spirit dramatizes a clash between family and State, the individual and the polis. This chapter investigates the legacy of this ... More


From Lack to Fluidity: Luce Irigaray, La Mystérique

in Sensible Ecstasy: Mysticism, Sexual Difference, and the Demands of History

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226349510
eISBN:
9780226349466
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226349466.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

This chapter demonstrates how Luce Irigaray takes up and crucially recasts Lacan's understanding of the relationship between femininity, mysticism, and the body, finding in the Christian mystical ... More


Taking the Wager of/on Love: Luce Irigaray and the Caress

James H. Olthuis

in Gazing Through a Prism Darkly: Reflections on Merold Westphal's Hermeneutical Epistemology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823230457
eISBN:
9780823235223
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823230457.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

This chapter presents connections between the works of Merold Westphal and Luce Irigaray about the “way of love” and wisdom in postmodern Christian philosophy. It reveals that ... More


Breasted Experience: *: The Look and the Feeling

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay explores some aspects of the cultural construction of breasts in a male-dominated society, seeking a positive women’s voice for breasted experience. It begins with a discussion of the ... More


Luce Irigaray and the Question of Critique

Elizabeth Weed

in A Time for the Humanities: Futurity and the Limits of Autonomy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823229192
eISBN:
9780823235063
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823229192.003.0010
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Following the critical interrogations of the relation of psychoanalysis to politics as discussed in the previous chapters of this book, this chapter brings psychoanalysis together with feminism to ... More


Irigaray: Re-directing the Gift of Love

Linnell Secomb

in Philosophy and Love: From Plato to Popular Culture

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748623679
eISBN:
9780748671854
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748623679.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter explores the attempts of Luce Irigaray to develop another model for expressing love. Her vision of love is placed with and against Sally Potter's and Virginia Woolf's differing ... More


Women Recovering Our Clothes

Iris Marion Young

in On Female Body Experience: “Throwing Like a Girl” and Other Essays

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195161922
eISBN:
9780199786664
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195161920.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This essay contends that one of the privileges of femininity in rationalized instrumental culture is an aesthetic freedom — the freedom to play with shape and color on the body, don various styles ... More


Introduction: encountering Irigaray

Morny Joy

in Divine Love: Luce Irigaray, Women, Gender, and Religion

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719055232
eISBN:
9781781700792
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719055232.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter presents an introduction to the study in this book: the encounter between woman and man, man and woman. An encounter characterized by belonging to a sexed nature to which it is proper to ... More


Ethical Desires: Toward a Theology of Relational Transcendence

Mayra Rivera

in Toward a Theology of Eros: Transfiguring Passion at the Limits of Discipline

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823226351
eISBN:
9780823236718
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823226351.003.0014
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Theologians call the supreme otherness of God “divine transcendence”. Eroticism suggests a link between human otherness and divine transcendence. In its most common ... More


Prison Abolition and a Culture of Sexual Difference

Sarah Tyson

in Death and Other Penalties: Philosophy in a Time of Mass Incarceration

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823265299
eISBN:
9780823266685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265299.003.0013
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter recounts briefly how feminist antiviolence work has become complicit with mass incarceration. It then makes the case that supporting mass incarceration is at odds with the feminist goal ... More


Fatherless Societies and Anti-Oedipal Philosophies

Camille Robcis

in The Law of Kinship: Anthropology, Psychoanalysis, and the Family in France

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451294
eISBN:
9780801468407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451294.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter discusses the specificity of the French intellectual critique of the structuralist symbolic by focusing on Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari's Anti-Oedipus and on Luce Irigaray's early ... More


Mutual Muses in American Independent Film: Catherine Keener and Nicole Holofcener, Michelle Williams and Kelly Reichardt

Chris Holmlund

in Indie Reframed: Women's Filmmaking and Contemporary American Independent Cinema

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781474403924
eISBN:
9781474426756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474403924.003.0016
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter explores mutual inspiration and collaboration between female directors and actresses, singling out Nicole Holofcener and Catherine Keener and Kelly Reichardt and Michelle Williams. ... More


Lacan, Irigaray, and Beyond: Antigones and the Politics of Psychoanalysis *

Miriam Leonard

in Laughing with Medusa: Classical Myth and Feminist Thought

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199237944
eISBN:
9780191706455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199237944.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

In her recent book Antigone's Claim, Judith Butler returns to a question once posed by George Steiner: What would have happened if psychoanalysis had taken Antigone rather than Oedipus as its point ... More


Irigaray’s Water Lily

Michael Marder and Mathilde Roussel

in The Philosopher's Plant: An Intellectual Herbarium

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231169035
eISBN:
9780231538138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231169035.003.0012
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter considers Luce Irigaray's work, in which the vegetal stands out among the other-than-human forms of life. She admits how all of her work develops as a plant grows, and a recurrent image ... More


The Question of the Subject and the Matter of Violence

Debra Bergoffen

in Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780190275594
eISBN:
9780190275624
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190275594.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Negotiating the distance between Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray reveals that, despite their diverse starting points and philosophical commitments, they arrive at similar conclusions regarding ... More


Irigaray's Between East and West: Breath, Pranayama, and the Phenomenology of Prayer

Cleo McNelly Kearns

in The Phenomenology of Prayer

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823224951
eISBN:
9780823235797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823224951.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter examines philosopher Luce Irigaray's encounter with Eastern yogic practice. It explains that in the yogic tradition there is a strong connection between breath, silence, and speech, ... More


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