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Derrida and Feminism

Recasting the Question of Woman, 1st Edition

Edited by Ellen Feder, Mary C. Rawlinson, Emily Zakin


214 pages

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The first-ever compilation of articles that highlights the intersection of Derridean and feminist theories--a work that represents the extensive and diverse response feminist theorists have had to Derrida, particularly to the issues of gender, identity, and the construction of the subject.


"…Derrida and Feminism is an engaging collection of essays…" -- Dialogue

"This is an interesting anthology that probes the intersection of feminism and deconstruction. Some of the most promising work to be found here is that of younger scholars who will most certainly remap the terrain of feminist theory." -- Judith Butler, University of California, Berkeley

"… excelent … [T]he authors provide refreshingly engaged and deep readings of the role of woman in Derrida's texts … Overall, Derrida and Feminism is an outstanding colection of essays because it provides analyses and criticisms from within deconstructive thinking …, but goes beyond that thinking to open up new paths for feminist theorizing." -- Teaching Philosophy

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Ellen K. Feder, Mary C. Rawlinson, and Emily Zakin; 1. Jane Gallop -- "Women" in Spurs and Nineties Feminism; 2. Ellen K. Feder and Emily Zakin -- Flirting with the Truth: Derrida's Discourse with 'Woman' and Wenches; 3. Kelly Oliver -- The Maternal Operation: Circumscribing the Alliance; 4. Mary C. Rawlinson--Levers, Signatures, and Secrets: Derrida's Use of Woman; 5. Tina Chanter -- On Not Reading Derrida's Texts: Mistaking Hermeneutics, Misreading Sexual Difference, and Neutralizing Narration; 6. Ewa Plonowska Ziarek -- From Euthanasia to the Other of Reason: Performativity and the Deconstruction of Sexual Difference; 7. John D. Caputo -- Dreaming of the Innumerable: Derrida, Drucilla Cornell, and the Dance of Gender; 8. Drucilla Cornell -- Where Love Begins: Sexual Difference and the Limit of the Masculine Symbolic.

About the Editors

Ellen K. Feder teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Vassar College.

Mary C. Rawlinson is Associate Professor of Philosophy at SUNY, Stony Brook.

Emily Zakin teaches in the Department of Philosophy at Miami University.

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