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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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Publication Ithaca, United States. A common question asked of Irigaray is whether or not a universal definition for women is desirable considering the real differences between women. She concluded that general speech patterns specific to each sex do exist and that women often do not occupy the subject position in language.

Lacan states that the first of two key moments in subject formation is the projection of an imaginary body. Since it is unclear whether or not Irigaray’s view can be applied to other types of relationships e.

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In one law she suggests that virginity needs to be protected under the law so that women have control over their own sexuality. Young Virgin Pupil of the Eye. The Way Out of the Cave. The downside for me was her Derri dadist language. Lists with This Book. Fuss – – Hypatia 3 3: It seems that Irigaray is using an allegory of an allegory to refer to the absence of women, the exclusion of the feminine, from the philosophical tradition not as something immediately or intentional, but rather an always-already presupposed, and remaining unquestioned, element that exists prior to, and is simply carried over into philosophical discourse.

Help Center Find new research papers in: For example, in je, tu, nousIrigaray offers suggestions for developing mother-daughter relationships such as displaying images of the mother-daughter couple, or consciously emphasizing that the daughter and the womqn are both subjects in their speculjm right. Showing of 8 reviews. Her first major book Speculum of the Other Woman, based on her second dissertation, was published inIn Speculum, Irigaray engages in close analyses of phallocentrism in Western philosophy and psychoanalytic theory, analyzing texts by Freud, Hegel, Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, and Kant.


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Philosophy in the Feminine. Democracy Begins Between Two. You have to be out of your mind on acid to think that this book makes any sense. Interesting discussion of strategic essentialism.

One text in Irigaray’s elemental series, this text is a strategic engagement with Nietzsche and Derrida on the elision of femininity. Return to the Name of the Father. Irigaray argues that, like people, cultures project dominant imaginary schemes which then affect how that culture spefulum and defines itself. In a interview with Margaret Whitford, Luce Irigaray specifically says that she does not like to be asked personal questions.

The first section where she basically tears apart the assumptions of Freud emasculates him? A spectrum of interpretations are available with no final answer.

No longer should women see themselves orher as bearers of children or as helpmeets of men. Nochimson, Judith ButlerElizabeth Grosz.

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Amazon Inspire Digital Educational Resources. Irigaray’s response to first changing material conditions would be that it would leave the irigaaray of a non-patriarchal view of female identity untouched. Feb 17, Natasha11 rated it it was amazing.

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Paperbackotger. In addition to her intellectual accomplishments, Irigaray is committed to active participation in the women’s movement in both France and internationally-especially in Italy. Hom – – Hypatia 28 3: Further, women cannot be expected to be the only gender crying out for fair play. Yeah, that’s right, I just summarized it all in one sentence, like that’s even possible.


Perhaps the most famous critical tool employed by Irigaray is mimesis. I’m a badass that way. The elemental works Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche iriyaray The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger are sustained discussions of the exclusions implemented by key male philosophers.

But focusing exclusively on women’s material or economic situation as the key to change will only-at best-grant women access to a male social role insofar as it will not change the definition of women. Second, Irigaray remains unconvinced by Lacan’s claims that the Phallus is an ahistorical master signifier of the Symbolic order that has no connection to male anatomy.

Noted also is that in her writings, Irigaray has stated a concern that an interest in her biography would affect the interpretation of her ideas as the entrance of women into intellectual discussions has often also included the challenging of women’s point of view based on biographical material.

She holds two doctoral degrees-one in Philosophy and the other in Linguistics.

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Irigaray, to the consternation of other feminists, refuses to set out boldly what a woman should be. She was read as further naturalizing women at a time when women were benefiting both politically and socially from arguing that biology did not matter. Hogarth Press and the Institute of Psychoanalysis, Wikiquote has quotations related to: However, she does not speculu forth a definitive plan for implementing this change in language.