Subjectivity and sexual difference
new figures of the feminine in Irigaray and Cavarero
This paper argues that the metaphors of breath and voice as employed in the recent works of Luce Irigaray and Adriana Cavarero yield a reconceptualization of subjectivity as unique, embodied and relational. When interpreted in light of Cavarero's reorientation of the question of subjectivity from a what to a who, this newly configured notion of subjectivity can serve as the basis for a non-essentialist politics of sexual difference.
Full citation [Harvard style]:
Perpich, D. (2003). Subjectivity and sexual difference: new figures of the feminine in Irigaray and Cavarero. Continental Philosophy Review 36 (4), pp. 391-413.
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