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Differences: Re-reading Beauvoir and Irigaray

Emily Anne Parker and Anne van Leeuwen


In spite of the affinities of work by Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray, rarely are their projects productively put into dialogue. This groundbreaking volume is the first book-length work to attempt to do so. In so doing, it moves beyond the terms of a simple opposition: that Beauvoir advocates for a humanistic equality of subjects while Irigaray advocates for an exploration of the inherently sexuate specificity of bodies. Until now the strength of this oppositional reading has prevented scholars from asking what they have in common. To read Beauvoir and Irigaray together in a way that does ... More

Keywords: Beauvoir, Irigaray, difference, sexual difference, ethics, politics, phenomenology, existentialism

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Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190275594
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190275594.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Emily Anne Parker, editor
Assistant Professor, Towson University

Anne van Leeuwen, editor
Researcher, James Madison University

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Emily Anne Parker, and Anne van Leeuwen

Part I Rereading Beauvoir

Chapter 2 Dead Camp

Penelope Deutscher

Part II Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray

End Matter