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By Fanny Söderbäck

ISBN-10: 143843278X

ISBN-13: 9781438432786

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New and vintage essays on Antigone and feminist philosophy.

Feminist Readings of Antigone collects the main attention-grabbing and provocative feminist paintings at the determine of Antigone, specifically taking a look at how she will determine into modern debates at the function of girls in society. participants concentrate on girl subjectivity and sexuality, feminist ethics and politics, questions of race and gender, psychoanalytic concept, kinship, embodiment, and tensions among the personal and the general public. This assortment seeks to discover and spark debate approximately why Antigone has develop into such a massive determine for feminist thinkers of our time, what we will be able to examine from her, no matter if a feminist politics turning to this historical heroine should be innovative or is certain to idealize the prior, and why Antigone retains getting into the degree in instances of political problem and fight in all corners of the area. Fanny Söderbäck has amassed vintage paintings during this box along newly written items by way of the most very important voices in modern feminist philosophy. the quantity comprises essays via Judith Butler, Adriana Cavarero, Tina Chanter, Luce Irigaray, and Julia Kristeva.

“These essays circulation past the serious point to think about the efficient insights of Antigone for addressing modern political difficulties. quite notable due to its timeliness is the harmony of the chronic topics of the political import of the relation of existence to dying, in addition to of naked existence to political lifestyles, and the state’s should have entry to the physique to ensure that the legislations to have force.” — philoSOPHIA

Fanny Söderbäck is a PhD candidate in Philosophy on the New institution for Social examine.

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Antígona. Barcelona, Spain: Editorial Empúries, 1985 (1955). Andrade, Jorge. Pedreira das almas: Peça em dois atos e quatro quadros. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: AGIR, 1960 (1957). Prologue 21 Steiner, Rolando. Antígona en el infierno. León, Nicaragua: Universidad Nacional, 1965 (1958). de Zavalía, Alberto. El límite. , 1973 (1958). Domínguez, Franklin. Antígona-Humor. In Teatro: Espigas Maduras, 81–128. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic: Sociedad de Autores y Compositores Dramáticos, 1968 (1961). Karvaš, Peter.

In this regard, we should try to understand both Antigone and “the past” its heroine comes to represent in other, more radical—feminist and democratic—terms. Antigone’s actions may be read as a mobilization of the past that does not reinstate it but instead relegates it to the past once and for all. Antigone does not so much represent an idyllic past as exemplify her distance from it and her differences with it. Antigone’s actions neither reinstate nor memorialize the past but rather resignify it.

27 A Different “Past”? Rereading Sophocles’ Antigone is a valuable enterprise for contemporary feminist political thinkers precisely because its heroine shows us how we may innovate from within a tradition; how we may speak through a set of languages handed down to us by disciplinary conventions that may not comfortably accommodate 40 Feminist Readings of Antigone feminist politics; how we may employ those languages in ways that do not simply reiterate our own exclusion from those traditions, but instead remake them for the present.

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