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Title: Jung, Irigaray, Individuation: Philosophy, Analytical Psychology, and the Question of the Feminine
Contributor(s): Gray, Frances Marie (author)
Publication Date: 2007
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2047
Abstract: This work postulates a novel and unique relationship between Carl Jung and Luce Irigaray. Its central argument, that an ontologically different feminine identity situated in women's embodiment, women's genealogy and a women's divine is possible, develops and re-figures Jung's notion of individuation in terms of an Irigarayan woman-centred politics. Individuation is re-thought as a politically charged issue centred around sex-gendered difference focused on a critique of Jung's conception of the feminine. The book outlines Plato's conception of the feminine as disorder and argues that this conception is found in Jung's notion of the anima feminine. It then argues that Luce Irigaray's work challenges the notion of the feminine as disorder. Her mimetic adoption of this figuring of the feminine is a direct assault on what can be understood as a culturally dominant Western understanding. Luce Irigaray argues for a feminine divine which will model an ideal feminine just as the masculine divine models a masculine ideal. In making her claims, Luce Irigaray, the book argues, is expanding and elaborating Jung's idea of individuation. Jung, Irigaray, Individuation brings together philosophy, analytical psychology and psychoanalysis in suggesting that Luce Irigaray's conception of the feminine is a critical re-visioning of the open-ended possibilities for human being expressed in Jung's idea of individuation. This fresh insight will intrigue academics and analysts alike in its exploration of the different traditions from which Carl Jung and Luce Irigaray speak.
Publication Type: Book
Publisher: Routledge
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISBN: 9780415431033
Field of Research (FOR): 220316 Philosophy of Specific Cultures (incl Comparative Philosophy)
HERDC Category Description: A1 Authored Book - Scholarly
Other Links: http://www.routledge.com/books/Jung-Irigaray-Individuation-isbn9780415431033
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an41941909
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=RZ_fAAAACAAJ&dq=9780415431033
Extent of Pages: 145
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