Irigaray and Politics: A Critical Introduction

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This book analyses Irigaray’s celebrated works alongside some of her lesser-known writings to make connections between the political, ethical and ontological dimensions of her philosophy. Laura Roberts argues that Irigaray’s philosophical–political project must be read as a critique of constructions of Western modernity and rationality and that, when appreciated as such, her work makes significant contributions to key conversations in contemporary political movements and important strands in decolonial thought. This enables readers to recognise that the question of sexual difference in Irigaray’s philosophy is concerned with not onlyrefiguring politics and political action but also the foundational structures that govern existence itself.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEdinburgh
PublisherEdinburgh University Press
Number of pages187
ISBN (Electronic)9781474422840, 9781474422833
ISBN (Print)9781474422826, 9781474422819
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameThinking Politics
PublisherEdinburgh University Press


  • Irigaray
  • Feminist Philosophy
  • Decolonial


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