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Luce Irigaray is a Belgian-born French feminist, philosopher, linguist, psycholinguist, psychoanalyst and cultural theorist. She is best known for her works Speculum of the Other Woman () and. The Canon: Speculum of the Other Woman. By Luce Irigaray. September 10, Share on twitter · Share on facebook · Share on linkedin · Share on whatsapp. Speculum of the Other Woman: Luce Irigaray: Speculum de l’autre femme ( ; Speculum of the Other Woman), which was highly critical of Freudian and.

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Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Speculum of the Other Woman by Luce Irigaray is incontestably one of the most important works in feminist theory to have been published in this generation. For the profession of psychoanalysis, Irigaray believes, female sexuality has remained a “dark continent,” unfathomable and unapproachable; its nature can only be misunderstood by those who continue to regard women in masculine terms.

In the first section of the book, “The Blind Spot of an Old Dream of Symmetry,” Irigaray rereads Freud’s essay “Femininity,” and his other writings on women, bringing to the fore the masculine ideology implicit in psychoanalytic theory and in Western discourse in general: In the last section, “Plato’s Hystera,” Irigaray reinterprets Plato’s myth of the cave, of the womb, in an attempt to discover the origins of that ideology, to ascertain precisely the way in which metaphors were fathered that henceforth became vehicles of meaning, to trace how woman came to be excluded from the production of discourse.


Between these two sections is “Speculum”–ten meditative, widely ranging, and freely associational essays, each concerned with an aspect of the history of Western philosophy in its relation to woman, in which Irigaray explores woman’s essential difference from man.

Luce Irigaray (1932?—)

Luce Irigaray, a trained, psychoanalyst, has two doctorates, one in linguistics and one in philosophy. Account Options Sign in.

For the profession of psychoanalysis, Irigaray believes, female sexuality has remained a “dark continent,” unfathomable and unapproachable; its nature My library Help Advanced Book Search.

Cornell University Press Amazon. Speculum of the Other Woman. Cornell University Press- Social Science – pages. Is Her End in Her Beginning? A Painful Way to Become a Woman.

The Penis the Fathers Child.

The Deferred Action of Castration. The Eternal Irony of the Community.

The Avoidance of Masculine Hysteria. An Indispensable Wave of Passivity.

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An Impracticable Sexual Relationship. Young Virgin Pupil of the Eye.


How to Conceive of a Girl. Une Mere de Glace. The Way Out of the Cave.

Engendering with No History of Problems. Completion of the Paideia. Return to the Name of the Father. References to this book Cultural Studies: Theory and Practice Chris Barker No preview available – Thrift Limited preview – Speculum of the other woman Luce Irigaray Snippet view – Speculum of the Other Woman Cornell paperback.