Herculine Barbin

Autore: Michel Foucault
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0307833097
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With an eye for the sensual bloom of young schoolgirls, and the torrid style of the romantic novels of her day, Herculine Barbin tells the story of her life as a hermaphrodite. Herculine was designated female at birth. A pious girl in a Catholic orphanage, a bewildered adolescent enchanted by the ripening bodies of her classmates, a passionate lover of another schoolmistress, she is suddenly reclassified as a man. Alone and desolate, he commits suicide at the age of thirty in a miserable attic in Paris. Here, in an erotic diary, is one lost voice from our sexual past. Provocative, articulate, eerily prescient as she imagines her corpse under the probing instruments of scientists, Herculine brings a disturbing perspective to our own notions of sexuality. Michel Foucault, who discovered these memoirs in the archives of the French Department of Public Hygiene, presents them with the graphic medical descriptions of Herculine's body before and after her death. In a striking contrast, a painfully confused young person and the doctors who examine her try to sort out the nature of masculine and feminine at the dawn of the age of modern sexuality.

Herculine Barbin

Autore: Herculine Barbin
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 0394738624
Grandezza: 66,24 MB
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The erotic diary of Barbin, who as a young woman was suddenly reclassified as a man, details the story of her metamorphosis, offering a unique perspective of human sexuality

Herculine Barbin And The Omission Of Biopolitics From Judith Butler S Gender Genealogy

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This article argues that Judith Butler's neglect of biopolitics in her reading of Michel Foucault's work on sexuality leads her to propose a genealogy of gender ontology rather than conduct a genealogy of gender itself. Sex was not an effect of a cultural system for Foucault, but an apparatus of biopower that emerged in the eighteenth century for the administration of life. Butler, however, is interested in uncovering how something we call or identify as gender manifests itself in different times and contexts, rather than asking what relations of power made necessary the emergence of gender as a discourse. After examining the theoretical configurations underpinning Butler's engagement with Foucault's Herculine Barbin, I suggest a more biopolitically informed reading of how the material body becomes captured by the discourses of sexuality and sex. Finally, the article sets out preliminary questions with which a more strictly Foucauldian genealogy of gender might be conducted.

Feminism Foucault And Embodied Subjectivity

Autore: Margaret A. McLaren
Editore: SUNY Press
ISBN: 0791487938
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Argues that Foucault's work employs a conception of subjectivity that is well-suited for feminist theory and politics.

Herculine Barbin Being Recently Discovered

Autore: richard translated by mcdougall
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Ereignis Auf Franz Sisch

Autore: Marc Rölli
Editore: Wilhelm Fink Verlag
ISBN: 9783770539390
Grandezza: 54,28 MB
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Vista: 9833

Ereignis auf Französisch bringt ein Stück Klarheit in das Dunkel der Vorstellungen, die gegenwärtig um das "Ereignis" kreisen. Der 11. September hat erneut gezeigt: Es gibt eine Unkalkulierbarkeit sowohl des Ereignisses selbst wie auch der von ihm ausgelösten Folgen. Hierzu ist es hilfreich, die Philosophinnen und Philosophen zu Wort kommen zu lassen, die mit kaltem Verstand und sehenden Auges deren empirische Einmaligkeit und strukturelle Wiederkehr durchdacht haben. Erstmals werden die französischen Philosophien unter dem Gesichtspunkt des Ereignisses diskutiert, obwohl sie es waren, die überhaupt Ereignistheorien im großen Maßstab entwickelt haben. Der Band versammelt im ersten Teil Beiträge, die auf die deutschsprachige Vorgeschichte der französischen "Ereignisphilosophie" Bezug nehmen. Neben Nietzsche und Husserl steht Heidegger zur Diskussion. Heidegger hat das "Ereignis" zum Schlüsselbegriff seines Denkens gemacht und damit die entscheidende Vorlage für die - zumeist kritischen - Anknüpfungen in Frankreich geliefert. Im zweiten Teil werden Text für Text ausgewählte Positionen der französischen Philosophie zum Ereignis vorgestellt: Bergson, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Lacan, Levinas, Ricœur, Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard, Richir, Henry, Badiou. Der dritte Teil enthält dann eine ausführliche Erörterung bestimmter Facetten der Philosophie von Gilles Deleuze, der sich besonders intensiv mit der Problematik des Ereignisses auseinandergesetzt hat.

Gender And Citizenship

Autore: Claudia Moscovici
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9780847696956
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Moscovici proposes a new understanding of how gender relations were reformulated by both male and female writers in nineteenth-century France. She analyzes the different versions of gendered citizenship elaborated by Friedrich Hegel, George Sand, Honore de Balzac, Auguste Comte and Herculine Barbin revealing a shift from a single dialectical (or male-centered) definition of citizenship to a double dialectical (or bi-gendered) one in which each sex plays an important role in subject-citizenship and is defined as the negation of the other sex. Moscovici further argues that a double dialectical pattern of androgyny endows women with a (relational) cultural identity that secures their paradoxical roles as both representatives and outsiders to subject-citizenship in nineteenth-century French society and culture.

Hosting The Monster

Autore: Holly Lynn Baumgartner
Editore: Rodopi
ISBN: 9042024860
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Hosting the Monster responds to the call of the monstrous with, not rejection, but invitation. Positing the monster as that which defies classification, the essays in this collection are an ongoing engagement with that which lies outside of established boundaries. With chapters ranging from the monstrous mother or the deformed child to subjectivity in transition, this volume is not only of interest to film and gender scholars and literary and cultural theorists but also students of popular culture or horror. Its wide appeal stems from its invitation both to entertain the monster and to widen the call to and the listening for the monsters that have not yet, and perhaps must not yet, come calling back. This sense of hospitality and non-hostility is one guiding principle of this collection, suggesting that the ability to survey and research the otherwise may reveal more about the subjectivity of the self through the wisdom of the other, however monstrous the manifestation. Holly Lynn Baumgartner is an associate professor of Humanities and English at Mercy College of Northwest Ohio. Her articles have appeared in Reflections, Rhizomes, American Book Review and other journals. Roger Davis is an instructor of English at MacEwan College in Edmonton, Canada. He is co-author of Essay Writing for Canadian Students and his literary interests include poetry, poetics and popular culture. Contents Preface Holly Lynn BAUMGARTNER and Roger DAVIS: Hosting the Monster: Introduction Duane W. KIGHT: ¿I Live in the Weak and the Wounded¿: The Monster of Brad Anderson¿s Session 9 Amaya MURUZÁBAL MURUZÁBAL: The Monster as a Victim of War: The Returning Veteran in The Best Years of Our Lives Lucy FIFE: Human Monstrosity: Rape, Ambiguity and Performance in Rosemary¿s Baby Inderjit GREWAL: The Monstrous and Maternal in Toni Morrison¿s Beloved Hannah PRIEST: The Witch and the Werewolf: Rebirth and Subjectivity in Medieval Verse Holly Lynn BAUMGARTNER: It¿s Never the Bass: Opera¿s True Transgressors Sing Soprano Katherine ANGELL: Joseph Merrick and the Concept of Monstrosity in Nineteenth Century Medical Thought Jessica WEBB: Herculine Barbin: Human Error, Criminality and the Case of the Monstrous Hermaphrodite Cecilia A. FEILLA: Literary Monsters: Gender, Genius, and Writing in Denis Diderot¿s `On Women¿ and Mary Shelley¿s Frankenstein Sorcha NÍ FHLAINN: Sweet, Bloody Vengeance: Class, Social Stigma and Servitude in the Slasher Genre. David M. KINGSLEY: It Came from Four-Colour Fiction: The Effect of Cold War Comic Books on the Fiction of Stephen King Liesbet DEPAUW: The Monsters that Failed to Scare: The Atypical Reception of the 1930s Horror Films in Belgium Roger DAVIS: ¿a white illusion of a man¿: Snowman, Survival and Speculation in Margaret Atwood¿s Oryx and Crake Notes on Contributors

Alles M Gliche

Autore: Reinhard Babel
Editore: Königshausen & Neumann
ISBN: 3826051726
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Between Genders

Autore: Nathaniel Wing
Editore: University of Delaware Press
ISBN: 9780874138450
Grandezza: 37,51 MB
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They share a preoccupation with experiences of gender and the vicissitudes of gender identities. Between Genders explores a pervasive yet frequently veiled crisis of authority throughout the century, regarding who or what institution might determine "correct" gender relations, and what these values might imply in aesthetic, ethical, and frequently political issues."--Jacket.

Crossing The Stage

Autore: Lesley Ferris
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1134924526
Grandezza: 19,59 MB
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Crossing the Stage brings together for the first time essays which explore cross-dressing in theatre, cabaret, opera and dance. The volume contains seminal pieces which have become standard texts in the field, as well as new work especially commissioned from leading writers on performance. Crossing the Stage is an indispensable sourcebook on theatrical cross-dressing. It will be essential reading for all those interested in performance and the representation of gender.

Body Matters

Autore: Avril Horner
Editore: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719054693
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Why do bodies matter? This collection of essays by feminists working in literary and cultural studies addresses this question from a range of theoretical perspectives. The collection includes essays by internationally-recognized critics who discuss curren

Foucault Subjectivity And Identity

Autore: Robert M. Strozier
Editore: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814329931
Grandezza: 57,71 MB
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An examination of the notions of subject and self from the Sophists to Foucault. Although the writings of Foucault have had tremendous impact on contemporary thinking about subjectivity, notions of the subject have a considerable history. In Foucault, Subjectivity and Identity Robert Strozier examines ideas of subject and self that have developed throughout western thought. He expands Foucault's idea of the subject as historically determined into a wide-ranging treatment of ideas of subjectivity, extending from those expressed by the ancient Sophists to notions of the subject at the end of the twentieth century. Strozier examines these traditions against the background of Foucault's work, especially Foucault's later writings on the history of self-relation and the subject and his idea of historical subjectivity in general. Strozier explores various periods of western thought, notably the Hellenistic era, the early Italian Renaissance, and the seventeenth century, to show that almost every treatment of subjectivity is related to the Sophist idea of the originating Subject. Drawing on a wide spectrum of writings - by Epicurus and Seneca, Petrarch and Montaigne, Dickens and Conrad, Fr

Self Same Songs

Autore: Roger J. Porter
Editore: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803287679
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Self-Same Songs constitutes a major contribution to the growing literary study of autobiography. Using a range of authors, including Homer, Edward Gibbon, Benjamin Franklin, Somerset Maugham, Franz Kafka, and Eug_ne Delacroix, Roger J. Porter offers a broad-based examination of the autobiography and the varied techniques used by its practitioners over time. In a style that is both graceful and erudite, Porter focuses on the diverse motivations and rhetorical functions that the act of self-writing serves for particular writers. He reflects on the texts not only as an exploration of self-identity but also as the writers' attempts to modify the life in the act of writing about it. Then, stepping out of his critical role, Porter ends each chapter with an autobiographical discussion of his professional and personal engagement with the autobiographer under discussion, creating an intriguing and absorbing literary autobiography within the critical text.

The Handbook Of Language Gender And Sexuality

Autore: Susan Ehrlich
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118584333
Grandezza: 33,45 MB
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Significantly expanded and updated, the second editionof The Handbook of Language, Gender and Sexualitybrings together a team of the leading specialists in the field tocreate a comprehensive overview of key historical themes andissues, along with methodologies and cutting-edge researchtopics. Examines the dynamic ways that women and men develop and managegendered identities through their talk, presenting data and casestudies from interactions in a range of social contexts anddifferent communities Substantially updated for the second edition, including a newintroduction, 24 newly-commissioned chapters, ten updated chapters,and a comprehensive index Includes new chapters on research in non-English speakingcountries – from Asia to South America – andcutting-edge topics such as language, gender, and popular culture;language and sexual identities; and language, gender, andsocio-phonetics New sections focus on key themes and issues in the field, suchas methodological approaches to language and gender, incorporatingnew chapters on conversation analysis, critical discourse analysis,corpus linguistics, and variation theory Provides unrivalled geographic coverage and an essentialresource for a wide range of disciplines, from linguistics,psychology, sociology, and anthropology to communication and genderstudies

Made To Order

Autore: Ines Orobio de Castro
Editore: Het Spinhuis
ISBN: 9789073052772
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Het fenomeen transseksualiteit wordt geconfronteerd met feministische, psycho-medische en juridische noties over sekse, identiteit en lichamelijkheid. Beschrijft tevens de Nederlandse wetgeving.

Poststructuralism A Very Short Introduction

Autore: Catherine Belsey
Editore: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191604402
Grandezza: 20,99 MB
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Poststructuralism changes the way we understand the relations between human beings, their culture, and the world. Following a brief account of the historical relationship between structuralism and poststructuralism, this Very Short Introduction traces the key arguments that have led poststructuralists to challenge traditional theories of language and culture. Whilst the author discusses such well-known figures as Barthes, Foucault, Derrida, and Lacan, she also draws pertinent examples from literature, art, film, and popular culture, unfolding the postructuralist account of what it means to be a human being. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Bodies And Pleasures

Autore: Ladelle McWhorter
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Sexual identities are dangerous, Michel Foucault tells us. Categories of desire harden into stereotypes by which the forces of normalization hold us and judge us. In Bodies and Pleasures, Ladelle McWhorter reads Foucault from an original and personal angle, motivated by the differences this experience has made in her life. At the same time, her analysis advances discussion of key issues in Foucault scholarship: the genealogical critique, the status of the subject and humanism, essentialism versus social construction, and the relationships between identity, community, and political action. Weaving her own experience of coming to grips with her lesbian sexual identity into her readings of Foucault's most recent writings on sexuality and power, McWhorter argues compellingly that Foucault's texts should be read less for the arguments they advance and more for their transformative effect. By exploring bodies and pleasures-gardening, line dancing, or doing philosophy, for example-McWhorter shows that it isn't necessary to conform with socially recognized sexual identities. Bodies and Pleasures takes the reader beyond unexplored norms and imposed identities as it points the way toward a personal politics, ethics, and style that challenges our sexual selves.

Transsexuality And The Art Of Transitioning

Autore: Oren Gozlan
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1317629086
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Winner of The American Board and Academy of Psychoanalysis (ABAPsa) Book Prize for 2015 Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning: A Lacanian approach presents a startling new way to consider psychoanalytic dilemmas of sexual difference and gender through the meeting of arts and the clinic. Informed by a Lacanian perspective that locates transsexuality in the intermediate space between the clinic and culture, Oren Gozlan joins current conversations around the question of sexual difference with the insistence that identity never fully expresses sexuality and, as such, cannot be replaced by gender. The book goes beyond the idea of gender as an experience that gives rise to multiple identities and instead considers identity as split from the outset. This view transforms transsexuality into a particular psychic position, able to encounter the paradoxes of transitional experience and the valence of phantasy and affect that accompany aesthetic conflicts over the nature of beauty and being. Gozlan brings readers into the enigmatic qualities of representation as desire for completion and transformation through notions of tension, difference and aesthetics through examining the artwork of Anish Kapoor and Louise Bourgeois and the role played by confusion in the aesthetics of transformation in literature and memoir. Each chapter of the book presents a productive take on understanding the psychoanalytic demand to sustain and consider the dilemma that the unconscious presents to the knowledge and recognition of gender. Fundamentally, this work understands transsexuality as a creative act, rich with desire and danger, in which thinking of the transsexual body as both an analytic and a subjective object helps us to reveal the creativity of sexuality. Ideal for psychoanalysts, psychologists, psychiatrists and social workers as well as students of psychoanalysis, cultural studies, literature studies and philosophy, Transsexuality and the Art of Transitioning offers a unique insight into psychoanalytic approaches to transsexuality and the question of assuming a position in gender.

Crossing Gender In Shakespeare

Autore: James W. Stone
Editore: Routledge
ISBN: 1136979050
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In this book, Stone effects a return to gender, after many years of neglect by Twenty-First-Century critics, via a methodology of close reading that foregrounds moments of sexual decentering and disequilibrium within the text and in the interstices of the dialogue between Shakespeare and his critics. Issues addressed range from the cross dressing of Viola and Imogen to the cross gartering of Malvolio, the sound of "un" and the uncanny lyric narcissism of Richard II, Hamlet’s misogyny, androgyny, and the poison of marital/political "union," Othello’s fears of impotence, rumors of Antony’s emasculation versus the militant yet nurturing triumphalism of Cleopatra’s suicide, and Posthumus’s hysterical reaction to the "woman’s part" in himself and his compensatory fantasies of parthenogenesis. Stone unpacks ideologically powerful but unsustainable male claims to self-identity and sameness, set over against man’s type-gendering of women as the origin of divisive sexual difference, discord, and the dissolution of marriage. Men who blame women for the difference that divides and weakens their sense of unity and sameness to oneself are unconscious that the uncanny feminine is not outside the masculine, its reassuring canny opposite; it is inside the masculine, its uncanny difference from itself.