Transforming sacrifice: Irigaray and the politics of sexual difference

Hypatia 17 (4):16-39 (2002)
: This essay examines Irigaray's analysis of politics and the political implications of her critique of sacrificial orders that repress difference/matter. I suggest that her descriptions of a fluid "feminine" can be read as an alternative symbolic not dependent on repression. This idea is politically promising in opening a possibility for justice and a nonantagonistic intersubjectivity. I conclude by assessing Irigaray's concrete proposals for sexuate rights and a civil identity for women
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DOI 10.1353/hyp.2002.0074
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