By Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Athena Athanasiou, Elena Tzelepis
A part of SUNY sequence in Gender Theory.
A transdisciplinary reader on Luce Irigaray’s studying and rewriting of historic Greek texts.
In this definitive reader, well known students consider how Luce Irigaray reads the vintage discourse of Western metaphysics and in addition how she is learn inside and by contrast discourse. Her go back to “the Greeks,” via techniques of deconstructing, demythifying, reconstructing, and remythifying, isn't a nostalgic go back to the ideality of Hellenocentric antiquity, yet fairly an affirmatively serious revisiting of this ideality. Her continual go back and affective bond to historic Greek emblems, mythos, and tragedy sheds mild on probably the most advanced epistemological concerns in modern thought, resembling the workings of feedback, the language of politics and the politics of language, the potential of social and symbolic transformation, the a number of mediations among metropolitan and postcolonial contexts of concept and perform, the query of the opposite, and the functionality of the female in Western metaphysics. With a foreword via Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and a bankruptcy via Irigaray responding to her commentators, this publication is a necessary textual content for these in social idea, comparative literature, or classics.
“This isn't any doubt a cutting-edge edited assortment so as to make a huge contribution now not simply to present Irigaray scholarship and to the fields of feminism, gender and queer stories yet, extra commonly, in modern serious and cultural theory.” — Year’s paintings in severe and Cultural Theory
“The genuine power, and infrequent caliber, of this e-book lies in its willingness to have interaction in a nuanced—at instances, even critical—approach to Irigaray’s feminism.” — New Formations
“This singular quantity starts to take account of the large impression and variety of the paintings of Luce Irigaray. Taking as some degree of departure the most important serious writings on Greek philosophy that shape the root of Irigaray’s theories of sexual distinction, the sexed physique, and writing, this anthology brings Irigaray’s Greek legacy into the current to contemplate feminist philosophy as a severe rereading of philosophy’s foundations. the following we see that the departures from that very important culture are as vital because the bills we owe. once more we see that to learn Irigaray ability studying to learn in either instructions instantaneously. to boot, we see in bright phrases that Irigaray’s paintings poses an important problem for rethinking relatives of eros and love, recrafting philosophy via new textual and corporeal practices, either embodied and significant. the quantity acknowledges Irigaray as a feminist thinker whose paintings has itself produced a powerful legacy of numerous and very important feedback between significant modern thinkers. this can be a useful textual content in case you desire to comprehend simply how noticeably feminist notion intervenes in questions of background, love, embodiment, and significant readings in philosophy.” — Judith Butler, writer of Frames of conflict: whilst Is lifestyles Grievable?
“This e-book will captivate feminist students and classicists alike, offering the complicated landscape of an interdisciplinary learn during which the primacy of the ‘text’ (be it Irigaray’s or that of the traditional culture) is whilst proven and trespassed.” — Adriana Cavarero, writer of Stately our bodies: Literature, Philosophy, and the query of Gender
Elena Tzelepis is Lecturer within the Classics division at Columbia collage. Athena Athanasiou is Assistant Professor of Social Anthropology at Panteion college in Greece.