Hypatia 15 (3):92 - 112 (2000)

Luce Irigaray's Elemental Passions could be read as a response to Merleau-Ponty's article "The Intertwining-The Chiasm" in The Visible and the Invisible. Like Merleau-Ponty, Irigaray describes corporeal intertwining or vision and touch. Counteracting the narcissistic strain in Merleau-Ponty's chiasm, she assumes that sexual difference must precede the intertwining. The subject is marked by the alterity or the "more than one" and encoded as a historically contingent gendered conflict
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The Visible and the Invisible.Maurice Merleau-Ponty - 1968 - Northwestern University Press.
This Sex Which Is Not One.Luce Irigaray - 1985 - Cornell University Press.
An Ethics of Sexual Difference.Luce Irigaray - 1993 - Cornell University Press.

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