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What is a woman? : and other essays

What is a woman? : and other essays

Author: Toril Moi
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This challenge to the dominant trends in contemporary feminist and cultural thought, arguing for a feminism of freedom inspired by Simone de Beauvoir's "The Second Sex", brings together Moi's work on  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Moi, Toril.
What is a woman?
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
Named Person: Sigmund Freud; Pierre Bourdieu; Simone de Beauvoir
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Toril Moi
ISBN: 019812242X 9780198122425 0198186754 9780198186755
OCLC Number: 41439521
Description: xxiv, 517 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: What is a woman? Sex, gender, and the body in feminist theory --
"I am a woman': the personal and the philosophical --
Appropriating Bourdieu: feminist theory and Pierre Bourdieu's sociology of culture --
The challenge of the particular case: Bourdieu's sociology of culture and literary criticism --
The missing mother: René Girard's Oedipal rivalries --
Representation of patriarchy: sexuality and epistemology in Freud's Dora --
Patriarchal thought and the drive for knowledge --
Is anatomy destiny? Freud and biological determinism --
Desire in language: Andreas Capellanus and the controversy of courtly love --
'She died because she came too late ... '; knowledge, doubles and death in Thomas's Tristan --
Intentions and effects: rhetoric and identification in Simone De Beauvoir's 'The women destroyed'.
Responsibility: Toril Moi.
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Review from previous edition a treat for weary readers of the outrageously obscure. * Elizabeth Fallaize, TLS * Moi's long-awaited re-entry into the lists of mainstream feminist debate will not be Read more...

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