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Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray

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2018.08.24 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Emily Anne Parker and Anne van Leeuwen (eds.), Differences: Rereading Beauvoir and Irigaray, Oxford University Press, 2017, 274pp., $35.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780190275600. Reviewed by Jennifer McWeeny, Worcester Polytechnic Institute An edited collection that considers Simone de Beauvoir and Luce Irigaray together in comparison has been a long time coming. The juxtaposition is fecund for many reasons, but especially because these two feminist icons are tied to separate periods in the history of twentieth-century French thought and their philosophies are differently positioned in regard to existentialism, phenomenology, psychoanalysis, deconstruction, and the work of other thinkers such as Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Karl Marx, Sigmund Freud, and Judith Butler. Beauvoir lived from 1908-1986 and published her most famous works in the heyday of existentialism and phenomenology in post-World War II France of the 1940s and. . .

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