Luce Irigaray is a Belgian-born French feminist, philosopher, linguist, psycholinguist, psychoanalyst and cultural theorist. She is best known for her works Speculum of the Other Woman () and. The Canon: Speculum of the Other Woman. By Luce Irigaray. September 10, Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp. Speculum of the Other Woman: Luce Irigaray: Speculum de l’autre femme ( ; Speculum of the Other Woman), which was highly critical of Freudian and.

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May 04, Adam rated it really liked it Shelves: Language Since Irigaray agrees with Lacan that one must enter language culture in order to be a subject, she believes that language itself must change if women are to have their own subjectivity that is recognized at a cultural level.

Katharine rated it it was amazing Mar 04, This focus on sexual difference is the key characteristic of Irigaray’s oeuvre, since she is seeking to provide a site from which lucw feminine language can eventuate.

Useful compilation of essays, some of which are found in the texts listed here. She is also a trained and practicing psychoanalyst. Main content page count Speculum of the other woman Luce Irigaray Snippet view – In This Sex Which Is Not OneIrigaray clearly indicates that she will not redefine femininity because it would interfere with women redefining themselves for themselves.


Figuring oc Errant Feminine in Plato’s Timaeus. She believes that men and women do not produce the same sentences with similar cues, they use prepositions differently, and they represent temporality in language differently. Irigaray specifically targets male dominated religions that posit a transcendental God.

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Read more Read less. Demeter and Persephone love each other and Demeter strives to protect her daughter. Publication Ithaca, United States. Irigaray introduces these speculim in order to disrupt male dominance in religion. An example of Irigaray’s most recent collaborations with Italy, and a testimony to her commitment to her ideas, is her collaboration with the Commission for Equal Opportunities for the region of Emilia-Romagna.

Irigaray’s most recent irigaraay raises the final point of controversy. Experiments in Visceral Philosophy. As the companion discourse to philosophy, psychoanalysis plays a unique role. Mimesis Irigaray describes herself as analyzing both the analysts and the philosophers.

Paperbackpages. In other words, negative views of women exist because of theoretical bias-not because of nature.

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Thus, while women must attain subjectivity, men must become more embodied. Chiara rated it it was amazing Mar 23, Sep 23, Andrew rated it really liked it Shelves: Freud’s work has served as a starting point for diverse psychoanalytic theories such as drive theory, object relations theory, and ego psychology. Her most extensive autobiographical statements thus far are gathered in Through Vegetal Being co-authored with Michael Marder.


Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. What then can women do to correct this imbalance? Irigaray’s analysis of women’s exclusion from culture and her use of strategic essentialism have been enormously influential in contemporary feminist theory. Irigaray believes that only by asking after the other through mimesis will it be possible to affect a paradigm shift. Luce Irigaray, a trained, psychoanalyst, has two doctorates, one in linguistics and one in philosophy.

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An “object” is inert, passive, quiet, and unobtrusive. Continental philosophy French feminism [1]. An Ethics of Sexual Difference. Like the psychoanalytic session, her texts are a collaboration between writer analyst and reader analysand.

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While the image in the mirror does not match the infant’s experience, it is a key moment in the development of his or her ego. She appropriates from various thinkers while maintaining a critical distance.

For Irigaray is not suggesting that the social role of women will change if they merely step over the line of nature into culture. Irigaray is also influenced by her extensive study of the history of philosophy.

The Other as Another Other.