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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


The Interval: Relation and Becoming in Irigaray, Aristotle, and Bergson

Rebecca Hill

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823237241
eISBN:
9780823240708
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823237241.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This book offers a sustained analysis of the concept grounding Irigaray's thought: the constitutive yet incalculable interval of sexual difference. In an extension of Irigaray's project, it takes up ... More


Conclusion: Interval as Relation, Interval as Becoming

Rebecca Hill

in The Interval: Relation and Becoming in Irigaray, Aristotle, and Bergson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823237241
eISBN:
9780823240708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823237241.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This concluding chapter traces the relationship between the presentation of the interval as relation addressed in Part One of the book and the presentation of the interval as becoming sketched in ... More


The Metaphysics of Gender and Sexual Difference

Linda Martín Alcoff

in Visible Identities: Race, Gender, and the Self

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195137347
eISBN:
9780199785773
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195137345.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter focuses on women's specifically gendered identity and its basis in sexual difference. It argues that there are persuasive grounds for an objective rather than totally fluid account of ... More


Challenging the Normal and the Perverse: Feminist Speculations on Sexual Preference

Linda LeMoncheck

in Loose Women, Lecherous Men: A Feminist Philosophy of Sex

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195105568
eISBN:
9780199852949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195105568.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The “loose women” described in this book pose a threat to patriarchy by challenging the constraints of monogamy imposed on women by an androcentric heterosexuality. However, women in search of sexual ... More


Sexual Difference

Andrea Hurst

in Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

A Lacanian account of sexual difference exemplifies the logic of différance. This chapter addresses a trouble that both Lacan and Derrida persistently grapple with: that ... More


Biology and the Nature of Females

Carl N. Degler

in In Search of Human Nature: The Decline and Revival of Darwinism in American Social Thought

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195077070
eISBN:
9780199853991
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195077070.003.0012
Subject:
History, History of Ideas

This chapter examines social scientists' study of the influence of biology and the nature of females in terms of differences in human behavior. One of those who took a look at how physiological ... More


A Freudian Curiosity

RACHEL BOWLBY

in Freudian Mythologies: Greek Tragedy and Modern Identities

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199566228
eISBN:
9780191710407
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199566228.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter involves detailed readings of what Freud says about children's early questions about what they do not yet know as sexuality: Where do babies come from? What is the difference between ... More


Irigaray: The Specula(ra)tive Ec(h)onomy

Claire Colebrook

in Philosophy and Post-structuralist Theory: From Kant to Deleuze

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748622276
eISBN:
9780748671663
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748622276.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses the philosophy of Irigaray. Like Heidegger, Irigaray's critique of Western metaphysics seems poised between an attempt to think the ground of thought — a ground that has always ... More


Sexed Bodies, Married Bodies, and Dead Bodies

Carol Lansing

in Power & Purity: Cathar Heresy in Medieval Italy

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195149807
eISBN:
9780199849079
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195149807.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter explores three topics in Cathar understandings of male and female bodies, set against the background of contemporary Catholic belief. The first topic is sexual difference and lust. It ... More


The Aporia between Envelope and Things

Rebecca Hill

in The Interval: Relation and Becoming in Irigaray, Aristotle, and Bergson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823237241
eISBN:
9780823240708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823237241.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

Irigaray's “Place, interval” from An Ethics of Sexual Difference is the focus of this chapter. Her essay resumes the critical description of Aristotle that she began in “How to conceive of a girl?” ... More


1 Between Myth and History: The Tragedy of Antigone

Luce Irigaray

in Interrogating Antigone in Postmodern Philosophy and Criticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780199559213
eISBN:
9780191594403
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199559213.003.0012
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter explores the Antigone myth and its unveiling in history from the context of sexual difference. Sexual difference is the most basic and universal difference, starting from which we can ... More


“Changed … into the Fashion of Man” The Politics of Sexual Difference in a Seventeenth-Century Anglo-American Settlement

Kathleen M. Brown

in The Devil's Lane: Sex and Race in the Early South

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195112436
eISBN:
9780199854271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195112436.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter discusses the gender identity of Thomas Hall and how it stirred controversy among the residents of Warraskoyack, Virginia, a small English settlement. It explains that Hall's case ... More


Derrida and Hospitality Theory and Practice

Judith Still

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748640270
eISBN:
9780748671786
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640270.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book is a full-length study of hospitality in the writings of Jacques Derrida. Hospitality is critically important in Derrida's writings, and his insights in this have been influential across a ... More


Homophobia (2): Theories of Sexual Difference

Jonathan Dollimore

in Sexual Dissidence: Augustine to Wilde, Freud to Foucault

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198112259
eISBN:
9780191670732
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198112259.003.0017
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Several kinds of difference figure in contemporary cultural theory but two especially: sexual difference and cultural difference, with each of these complicated by a third kind of difference which ... More


Sex and Logic in 1 Corinthians 11:2–16

Jerome Murphy‐O'connor

in Keys to First Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199564156
eISBN:
9780191721281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564156.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

This chapter argues that 1 Cor 11: 2–16 has nothing to do with the veiling of women. The man is criticized for letting his hair grow long, because it was the overt sign of the active male homosexual. ... More


Conclusion: a world of difference

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/9780719055232.003.0008
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter recounts the reception of Irigaray's work by feminist scholars in its different phases. It evaluates the impact of the principal elements of Irigaray's work that are concerned with women ... More


Derrida Vis-à-vis Lacan: Interweaving Deconstruction and Psychoanalysis

Andrea Hurst

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228744
eISBN:
9780823235179
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228744.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Language

Derrida and Lacan have long been viewed as proponents of two opposing schools of thought. This book argues, however, that the logical structure underpinning Lacanian psychoanalytic ... More


Imago Dei

Janet Martin Soskice

in The Kindness of God: Metaphor, Gender, and Religious Language

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198269502
eISBN:
9780191683657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198269502.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Theology, Religion and Literature

This chapter examines the nature of Christian anthropology and it relations to other branches of holy teaching. One branch considered is ‘theology’, a term used generally to cover all manner of ... More


Interval, Sexual Difference

Rebecca Hill

in The Interval: Relation and Becoming in Irigaray, Aristotle, and Bergson

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780823237241
eISBN:
9780823240708
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823237241.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

This chapter draws on Irigaray's critical description of metaphysics as phallocentrism to argue that Bergson's deduction of the duration of consciousness is predicated upon a sexed hierarchy. It ... More


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