Luce Irigaray

"Sexual difference is probably the issue in our time which could be our 'salvation' if we thought it through."

"...any theory of the subject has always been appropriated by the 'masculine.'"

"One must assume the feminine role deliberately. Which means already to convert a form of subordination into an affirmation, and thus to thwart it."

" posit a gender, a God is necessary: guaranteeing the infinite."

French psycholinguist and philosopher, author of Passions Elementaires (Elemental Passions) (1982), Ethique de la Difference Sexuelle (An Ethics of Sexual Difference) (1984), and Je, Tu, Nous: Pour une Culture de la Difference (Je, Tu, Nous: Toward a Culture of Difference) (1990). Irigaray examines the systematic suppression of feminine and maternal concerns from the history of Western philosophy in Ce sexe qui n'en est pas un (This sex which is not one) (1977), arguing that valorization of the masculine is destructive to the fluid multiplicity of feminine sexuality. Her essays often try to convey the significance of subjectivity by modifying the conventions of putatively 'objective' speech. In Speculum de l'autre femme (Speculum of the Other Woman) (1974), Irigary argues that women can de-center the "master discourse" of linguistic communication by affirming their biological duality.
--From Garth Kemerling's Philosophical Dictionary


Luce Irigaray at Art and Culture
"Luce Irigarary: A Biography" by Bridget Holland
Postmodern or Poststructural Feminism
Selected passages from Luce Irigaray's This Sex Which is Not One
Luce Irigaray (Discussion of This Sex Which is Not One)
Claire Goldstein on Irigaray, This Sex Which is Not One
Gabriella Romani on Irigaray, This Sex Which is Not One
Seiko Yoshinaga on Irigaray, "Women on the Market"
Sean McDaniel on Irigaray, "Woman on the Market"
"Reader's Guide to Irigaray's "The Power of Discourse and the Subordination of the Feminine" by Pamela den Ouden
Luce Irigaray on Subjectivity
Brief bio
Irigaray at xrefer
Irigaray links
Irigaray quote
"Looking at Bourgeois through Irigaray's Gesturing Towards the Mother" by Hilary Robinson
"Je--Luce Irigaray: A Meeting with Luce Irigaray" by Elizabeth Hirsh and Gary A. Olson
"Islam, Irigaray, and the Retrieval of Gender" by Abdal Hakim Murad
"In Search of Feminist Discourse:. The ‘Difficult’ Case of Luce Irigaray" by Robert de Beaugrande
"Subjectivity and Gender: Luce Irigaray's, Judith Butler's and Riot Girl's Gender Challenge" by Vanessa Long
"Cyber-Feminism with a Difference" by Rosi Braidotti
"Feminism and love of the 'Unreal' God" by Esther D. Reed
"Mourning the Other, Cultural Cannibalism, and the Politics of Friendship" by Penelope Deutscher
"The Object Ophelia in Bloom" by Pia Sivenius
"Princess Diana, Mother Teresa, and the Value of Women's Work" by Derek Stanovsky
"The Style of the Speaking Subject: Irigaray's Empirical Studies of Language Production" by Marjorie Hass
"Digital, Human, Animal, Plant: The Politics of Cyberfeminism?" by Susanna Paasonen
"Tracing Sexual Difference: Beyond the Aporia of the Other" by Pamela Anderson
"An Act of Faith: Irigaray's Gender Identity and the Derridean Other" by Richard Hancuff
"The Economics of Ecstasy in Christina Rossetti’s Monna Innominata" by Krista Lysack
"The Dangerous Luce Irigary: An Anti-Feminist Woman..." by Maryse Guerlais
Introduction to Feminist Interpretations of Aristotle in Re-Reading the Canon
Review of Alan Sokal and Jean Bricmont's Fashionable Nonsense
Irigaray at Erratic Impact
French Feminism's Holy Trinity


To Be Two
by Luce Irigaray, Monique Rhodes (Translator), Marco F. Cocito Monoc (Translator)
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Democracy Begins Between Two
by Luce Irigaray
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Elemental Passions
by Luce Irigaray, Joanne Collie (Translator), Judith Still (Translator)
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An Ethics of Sexual Difference
by Luce Irigaray, Carolyn Burke (Translator), Gillian C. Gill (Translator)
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The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger (The Constructs Series)
by Luce Irigaray, Mary Beth Mader (Translator)
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I Love to You : Sketch of a Possible Felicity in History
by Luce Irigaray, Alison Maritn (Translator), Alison Martin (Translator)
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The Irigaray Reader (Blackwell Readers)
by Luce Irigaray, Margaret Whitford (Editor), David Macey (Translator)
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Je, Tu, Nous : Towards a Culture of Difference
by Luce Irigaray, Alison Martin (Translator)
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Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche
by Luce Irigaray, Gillian C. Gill (Translator)
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Sexes and Genealogies
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Speculum of the Other Woman
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Thinking the Difference : For a Peaceful Revolution
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This Sex Which Is Not One
by Luce Irigaray, Catherine Porter (Translator), Carolyn Burke (Translator)
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Speech Is Never Neutral
by Luce Irigaray
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Why Different? Collected Interviews (Foreign Agents Series)
by Luce Irigaray, Sylvere Lotringer (Editor)
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Ecstatic Subjects, Utopia, and Recognition : Kristeva, Heidegger, Irigaray
by Patricia J. Huntington
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Antigone's Claim
by Judith P. Butler
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Engaging With Irigaray : Feminist Philosophy and Modern European Thought (Gender and Culture)
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Irigaray & Deleuze : Experiments in Visceral Philosophy
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Textures of Light : Vision and Touch in Irigaray, Levinas and Merleau-Ponty
by Cathryn Vasseleu
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