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Continental Philosophy Review

, Volume 36, Issue 4, pp 391–413 | Cite as

Subjectivity and sexual difference: New figures of the feminine in Irigaray and Cavarero

  • Diane Perpich
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Abstract

This paper argues that the metaphors of breath and voice as employed in the recent works of Luce Irigaray and Adriana Cavarero yield a reconceptualization of subjectivity as unique, embodied and relational. When interpreted in light of Cavarero's reorientation of the question of subjectivity from a what to a who, this newly configured notion of subjectivity can serve as the basis for a non-essentialist politics of sexual difference.

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Recent Work Sexual Difference Political Philosophy 
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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • Diane Perpich
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  1. 1.Department of PhilosophyFurman Hall Vanderbilt UniversityNashvilleUSA

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