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From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects



ISBN 9780415918114
Published December 3, 1996 by Routledge
108 Pages

 
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From Sex Objects to Sexual Subjects traces some of the ruptures and continuities between the eighteenth-century masculinist formulations of subjectivity elaborated by Rousseau, Diderot and Kant and the contemporary postmodern and feminist critiques of the universal subject--meaning the self viewed as an abstract individual who exercises an impartial and rational (political) judgment that is idential to other similarly defined individuals--developed by Luce Irigaray, Francois Lyotard, Jacques Derrida, Jurgen Habermas, Nancy Fraser, Judith Butler and Michel Foucault.

In her work, Moscovici brings together the wide-ranging discussion of subjectivity with debates about public discourse. In so doing she attempts a synthesis between the two discussions that have recently engaged feminist theorists and others.

Table of Contents

Introduction 2 The Trope of Dissimulation 3 Sexual Subjects 3 Turning Toward the Universal 4 The Field of Cultural production 5 Justice, Equality and Proportional Group Representation.

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Biography

Claudia Moscovici is in the Department of Comparative Literature at Brown University.