Subjectivity and sexual difference

new figures of the feminine in Irigaray and Cavarero

Diane Perpich

pp. 391-413

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.

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DOI: 10.1023/B:MAWO.0000015834.71440.b3

Full citation:

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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