In Thinking The Difference, Luce Irigaray examines the ways in which women are failed by the cultural, political and legal institutions set up to protect and preserve, regardless of sex. Here Irigaray addresses the civil domain--where women's bodies, nature, space, symbolism and representation are appropriated by "the people of men"-- --and the need for concrete changes so that women may share in culture as women themselves, thereby gaining an as-yet-unfound full citizenship in the world.
Luce Irigaray is one of the foremost feminist philosophers and thinkers in the fields of feminism and linguistics. The publication of The Speculum of the Other Woman and This Sex Which Is Not One in English has placed Irigaray as a leader in the the study of women, language and cultural meaning. Other titles in translation available from Routledge are Je, Tu Nous (1992) and Elemental Passions (1992).