Luce Irigaray is one of the world's most influential theorists. From, her early ground-breaking work on linguistics to her later revolutionary work on the ethics of sexual difference, Irigaray has positioned herself as one of the essential thinkers of our time. This collection of key writings, selected by Luce Irigaray herself, presents a complete picture of her work to date across the fields of Philosophy, Linguistics, Spirituality, Art and Politics. An indispensable work for students of Philosophy, Literary Theory, feminist theory, Linguistics and Cultural Studies.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I Philosophy; 1. You will never be mine; 2. The wedding between the body & language; 3. Approaching the other as other; 4. The intimate requires separate dwellings; Part II Linguistics; 5. Toward a grammar of enunciation for hysterics; 6. Being two outside tomorrow; 7. Beyond all judgement, you are; 8. Towards a Sharing of Speech; Part III Spirituality; 9. The redemption of women; 10. The age of breath; 11. Spiritual Tasks for our Age; 12. On Old & New Tablets; Part IV Art; 13. A future horizon for art; 14. The colours of flesh; 15. How can we live together in a lasting way; 16. Before and beyond any word; Part V Politics; 17. Civil rights & responsibilities for the two sexes; 18. How can you speak together in socialism's horizon; 19. How to manage the transition; 20. Politics and happiness; Bibliography
Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic.