Thinking Through the Body

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Columbia University Press, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 180 pages

From one of our most outspoken feminist critics, this collection explores various ways in which the body can be rethought of as a site of knowledge rather than as a medium to move beyond or dominate. Moving between a theoretical and confessional stance, Gallop explores Sade's relation to mothers both in his novels and his life; Barthe's The Pleasure of the Text; Freud's work, read not as a psychological text but as a literary endeavor and from a woman's point of view; and Luce Irigarary's famous This Sex Which Is Not One.

 

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Contents

THE BODILY ENIGMA
11
THE ANAL BODY
21
THE STUDENT BODY
41
THE FEMALE BODY
55
THE BODY POLITIC
91
BEYOND THE PHALLUS
119
CARNAL KNOWLEDGE
135
INDEX
179
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About the author (1988)

Jane Gallop is the author of Feminist Accused of Sexual Harassment.

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