Conversations is an important collection of interviews in which Luce Irigaray discusses the full range of her work and ideas with leading academics in the fields of Continental Philosophy, Feminist Theory and Critical Theory. Covering all the key topics that have been central to her work in the last thirty years, such as feminism, spirituality, difference, politics, education, and ‘being two’, this book offers essential insights into Irigaray’s career as one of the world’s most important contemporary thinkers.
Topics and theorists approached include: philosophy, universality and difference, motherhood and gendered subjectivities, cultivation of desire and love, the other and others, globalization and ethics, politics and human rights, spirituality and religion, and, of course, being and becoming woman.
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1. Thinking Life as Relation - interview with Stephen Pluhacek and Heidi Bostic (Michigan Technological University, USA)
2. Towards a Wisdom of Love - dialogue with Judith Still (University of Nottingham, UK)
3. 'Oneness' and 'Being Two' in Practice and Culture of Yoga - interview with Michael Stone
4. 'Being Two' in Architectural Perspective - interview with Andrea Wheeler (University of Nottingham, UK)
5. Becoming Woman: Each One and Together - interview with Gillian Howie (University of Liverpool, UK)
6. A Feminine Figure in Christian Tradition - interview with Margaret R. Miles and Laine M. Harrington (Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA)
7. The Invisible Interlacing Between Fleshes - essay and interview with Helen A. Fielding (Western Ontario University, Canada)
8. Sexuate Identities as Global Beings Questioning Western Logic - interview with Elizabeth Grosz (SUNY, USA)
9. New Challenges in Education - interview with Michael Worton (UCL, UK)
Postscript: The Long Path Towards Being a Woman – interview with Birgitte H. Midttun
About the Author:
Luce Irigaray is Director of Research in Philosophy at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris. A doctor of philosophy, Luce Irigaray is also trained in linguistics, philology, psychology and psychoanalysis. Now acknowledged as a key influential thinker of our times, her work focuses on the culture of two subjects, masculine and feminine - particularly through the liberation of a feminine subjectivity - something she explores in a range of literary forms, from the philosophical to the scientific, the political and the poetic.