Irigaray, Luce


Irigaray, Luce
born 1932?, Belgium

French feminist psychoanalyst and philosopher.

She examined the uses and misuses of language in relation to women in such works as Speculum of the Other Woman (1974), which argues that history and culture are written in patriarchal language and centred on men, and that the thinking of Sigmund Freud was based in misogyny. Among her other works are An Ethics of Sexual Differences (1984) and Je, tu, nous (1990).

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▪ French psychoanalyst and philosopher
born 1932?, Belgium

      French feminist psychoanalyst and philosopher who examined the uses and misuses of language in relation to women.

      Irigaray was a member of the Freudian School of Paris, founded by Jacques Lacan (Lacan, Jacques), and taught at the University of Paris VIII-Vincennes from 1968 until she was dismissed in 1974 because of her doctoral thesis. Entitled Speculum de l'autre femme (Speculum of the Other Woman), it argues that history and culture are written in patriarchal language, that they exclude women's needs and desires, and that the thinking of Sigmund Freud (Freud, Sigmund) was based in misogyny.

      Like Irigaray's first book, Le Langage des déments (1973; “The Language of the Demented”), Parler n'est jamais neutre (1985; “Speaking Is Never Neutral”) examines the language of schizophrenics, concluding that meaning derives from individual differences in gender, history, and environment. She discussed the mother-daughter relationship and attacked Freud's concept of the Oedipus complex in Et l'une ne bouge pas sans l'autre (1979; “And the One Does Not Stir Without the Other”). Her other writings include Passions élémentaires (1982; Elemental Passions), L'Ethique de la différence sexuelle (1984; An Ethics of Sexual Differences), Le Temps de la differénce: pour une révolution pacifique (1989; Thinking the Difference: For a Peaceful Revolution), Je, tu, nous: pour une culture de la différence (1990; Je, tu, nous: Toward a Culture of Difference), and J'aime à toi: equisse d'une félicité dans l'histoire (1996; I Love to You: Sketch for a Felicity Within History). The Irigaray Reader (1991) is a selection of her essays.

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