Author(s): Luce Irigarary; Alison Martin (Translator)
A passionate celebrator of "sexual difference," Luce Irigaray was never simply after the social equality that her generation so publicly demanded. She was seeking more fundamentally a society that celebrated the differences between the genders and their coming together in a union without hierarchy. As she formulates it in this compellingly readable introduction to her own thought, Irigaray is writing about how "I" and "You" become "We." Exploring along the way women¿s experiences of motherhood, abortion, the AIDS crisis and the beauty industry, this book presents one of the most important thinkers of our day in her own words.
'These translations of Luce Irigaray's works will make a powerful contribution to feminist scholarship in philosophy, political theory, psycho-analysis, linguistics and poetics. Theorists of sexual difference will find a serious and subtle challenge in Irigaray's latest provocations.'- Judith Butler 'Luce Irigaray is, arguably, one of the most original and provocative feminist theorists in contemporary French though.' - Elizabeth Grosz
Luce Irigiaray (1930- ) A crucial theorist of the "ecriture feminine", Irigaray is one of the leading feminist theorists of our day and is currently Director of Research at the Centre National de Recherche Scientifique, Paris.