Jung, Irigaray, Individuation: Philosophy, Analytical Psychology, and the Question of the Feminine

By Frances Gray

How do philosophy and analytical psychology give a contribution to the mal-figuring of the female and ladies? Does Luce Irigaray's paintings signify the potential of individuation for girls, an break out from masculine projection and an asserting re-figuring of girls? And what could individuation for girls entail?

 

This paintings postulates a unique and precise courting among Carl Jung and Luce Irigaray. Its crucial argument, that an ontologically various female id located in women's embodiment, women's family tree and a women's divine is feasible, develops and re-figures Jung's idea of individuation when it comes to an Irigarayan woman-centred politics. Individuation is re-thought as a politically charged factor concentrated round sex-gendered distinction focussed on a critique of Jung's belief of the feminine.

The ebook outlines Plato's notion of the female as sickness and argues that this notion is located in Jung's idea of the anima female. It then argues that Luce Irigaray's paintings demanding situations the idea of the female as illness. Her mimetic adoption of this figuring of the female is a right away attack on what could be understood as a culturally dominant Western realizing. Luce Irigaray argues for a female divine with a view to version an amazing female simply because the masculine divine versions a masculine excellent. In making her claims, Luce Irigaray, the booklet argues, is increasing and elaborating Jung's proposal of individuation.

Jung, Irigaray, Individuation brings jointly philosophy, analytical psychology and psychoanalysis in suggesting that Luce Irigaray's perception of the female is a severe re-visioning of the open-ended chances for person expressed in Jung's concept of individuation. This clean perception will intrigue lecturers and analysts alike in its exploration of different traditions from which Carl Jung and Luce Irigaray speak.

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Sex Change, Social Change: Reflections on Identity, Institutions, and Imperialism

By Viviane Namaste

This ebook presents readers with an advent to modern transsexual politics in Canadian and Quebecois contexts. via diverse case reports on the subject of the legislation, human rights, health and wellbeing care, and prostitution, Dr Namaste exposes readers to the complexity of the problems all for brooding about transsexual politics in terms of feminism. Written in available language, and utilizing various types, together with interviews, essays, political speeches, the e-book will entice teachers, activists locally, and the overall reader.

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Voices of the Women's Health Movement, Volume 2

An unheard of and definitive choice of rabble-rousing writings on women’s future health, Voices of the Women’s well-being circulation explores more than a few provocative themes from reproductive rights to sexuality to motherhood. Trail-blazing suggest Barbara Seaman and future health activist Laura Eldridge convey the progressive rules of numerous generations jointly during this robust new e-book celebrating women’s our bodies, and women’s voices. The greater than 2 hundred participants contain Jennifer Baumgardner, Susan Brownmiller, Phyllis Chesler, Angela Y. Davis, Barbara Ehrenreich, Germaine Greer, Shulamith Firestone, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Erica Jong, Molly Haskell, Shere Hite, Susie Orbach, Judith Rossner, Alix Kates Shulman, Gloria Steinem, Sojourner fact, Rebecca Walker, Naomi Wolf, etc. With Voices of the Women’s future health Movement, for the 1st time, each girl and lady can adventure in a single position the strong background of stirring phrases and robust woman views that experience encouraged numerous girls to take keep watch over in their overall healthiness and their lives.
 
Volume highlights comprise influential writings on intercourse, rape and violence opposed to girls, physique snapshot, expert consent, self-help gynecology, sufferer advocacy, and the mind-body connection.

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Women's Work, Men's Property: The Origins of Gender and Class

“To a few a booklet at the origins of sexual inequality is absurd. Male dominance turns out to them a common, if now not inevitable, phenomenon that has been with us because the sunrise of our species. The essays during this quantity supply differing views at the improvement of sex-role differentiation and sexual inequality, yet percentage a trust that those phenomena did have social origins, origins that has to be sought in sociohistorical occasions and processes.”

In this fashion Stephanie Coontz and Peta Henderson introduce a publication which fills a yawning hole in Marxist and feminist thought of contemporary years.

Women’s paintings, Men’s Property brings jointly professional old and anthropological abilities of a bunch of yank and French feminists to check the origins of the sexual department of work, the character of pre-state kinship societies, the placement of girls in slave-based societies, and the categorical kinds taken via the oppression of girls in archaic Greece.

Men’s paintings, Women’s Property will be welcomed by way of academics and scholars of women’s reviews and an individual with an curiosity within the organic, mental and ancient roots of sexual inequality.

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The Coming of Lilith: Essays on Feminism, Judaism, and Sexual Ethics, 1972-2003

By Judith Plaskow

This primary selection of Judith Plaskow's essays and brief writings lines her scholarly and private trip from her early days as a graduate pupil via her pioneering contributions to either feminist theology and Jewish feminism to her fresh paintings in sexual ethics.

Accessibly geared up into 4 sections, the gathering starts off with a number of of Plaskow's foundational essays on feminist theology, together with one formerly unavailable in English. part II addresses her nuanced realizing of oppression and comprises her vital paintings on anti-Judaism in Christian feminism. part III features a number of brief and hugely readable items that clarify Plaskow's imperative position within the construction of Jewish feminism, together with the basic "Beyond Egalitarianism." eventually, part IV offers her writings at the importance of sexual ethics to the bigger venture of remodeling Judaism.

Intelligently edited with the aid of Rabbi Donna Berman, and together with items by no means sooner than released, The Coming of Lilith is integral for spiritual experiences scholars, fanatics of Plaskow's paintings, and people pursuing a Jewish schooling.

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Towards Collective Liberation: Anti-Racist Organizing, Feminist Praxis, and Movement Building Strategy

By Chris Crass

Organized into 4 sections, this selection of essays is aimed at activists enticing with the dynamic questions of ways to create and help potent events for visionary systemic switch. those essays and interviews current strong classes for transformative organizing. It deals a firsthand examine the demanding situations and the possibilities of antiracist paintings in white groups, feminist paintings with males, and bringing girls of colour feminism into the center of social pursuits. Drawing on twenty years of private activist event and case reports inside of those components, Crass’s essays insightfully discover methods of remodeling divisions of race, classification, and gender into catalysts for strong imaginative and prescient, procedure, and construction pursuits within the usa this day. This assortment will encourage and empower a person who's drawn to imposing switch via organizing.

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Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of International Politics

during this fresh radical research of globalization, Cynthia Enloe examines fresh events—Bangladeshi garment manufacturing facility deaths, family employees within the Persian Gulf, chinese language worldwide travelers, and the UN gender politics of guns—to demonstrate the the most important function of girls in foreign politics today.

With all new and up to date chapters, Enloe describes what percentage women's possible own strategies—in their marriages, of their home tasks, of their dealing with beliefs of beauty—are, in truth, the stuff of worldwide politics. Enloe bargains a feminist gender research of the worldwide politics of either masculinities and femininities, dismantles an it appears overwhelming global approach, and divulges that procedure to be even more fragile and open to alter than we think.

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Toward a Politics of the (Im)Possible: The Body in Third World Feminisms

By Anirban Das

This e-book works on the intersection of 2 comparable but various fields. One is the heterogeneous feminist attempt to question common kinds of figuring out. the second one box follows from this conundrum: how does one reflect on the physique while s/he speaks of embodiment? ‘Toward a Politics of the (Im)Possible’ engages the leading edge of up to date concept at the physique, whereas ultimate aware of the necessities of a feminist technique.

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Feminism, Psychoanalysis, and Maternal Subjectivity (Routledge Studies in Contemporary Philosophy)

By Alison Stone

In this booklet, Alison Stone develops a feminist method of maternal subjectivity. Stone argues that during the West the self has frequently been understood towards the maternal physique, in order that one needs to separate oneself from the mummy and maternal care-givers on whom one depended in adolescence to turn into a self or, in modernity, an self sufficient topic. those assumptions make it tough to be a mom and an issue, an self reliant author of which means. Insofar as moms still attempt to regain their subjectivity while their motherhood turns out to have compromised it, theirs can't be the standard form of subjectivity premised on separation from the maternal physique. moms are topics of a brand new style, who generate meanings and procure service provider from their place of re-immersion within the realm of maternal physique family, of physically intimacy and dependency. hence Stone translates maternal subjectivity as a selected kind of subjectivity that's non-stop with the maternal physique. Stone analyzes this manner of subjectivity when it comes to how the mum ordinarily reproduces together with her baby her heritage of physically kin together with her personal mom, resulting in a particular maternal and cyclical type of lived time.

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Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser: Long Interviews with Hideous Men

By Clarisse Thorn

There's a massive culture of guys who exchange counsel, methods, and strategies for seducing ladies. in the final half-decade or so, those underground "pickup artists" have burst into the preferred recognition, aided through Neil Strauss’s bestselling e-book The Game and VH1’s hit truth convey The Pick-Up Artist. a few males within the seduction group are sleazy misogynists who wish not anything greater than strength and regulate. a few are shy wallflowers who do not know the way to say hello to a lady. the only factor all of them have in universal is a using have to allure women.

Clarisse Thorn, a feminist S&M author and activist, spent years discovering those men. She saw their discussions, watched them in motion, and realized their thoughts. by means of the top of all of it, she'd given a lecture at a seduction conference and determined opposed to turning into the following nice courting trainer. In Confessions of a Pickup Artist Chaser, Clarisse tells the tale of her time between those Casanovas, in addition to her personal unorthodox reports with intercourse and relationships. She examines the conflicts and harmonies of feminism, pickup artistry, and the S&M group. so much of all, she deconstructs and reconstructs our perspectives on intercourse, love, and ethics — and develops her personal grand concept of the game.

Find Clarisse's weblog at clarissethorn.com, or stick to her on Twitter @ClarisseThorn.

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