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Strangers to Ourselves

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Description for Strangers to Ourselves Paperback. Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century. Translator(s): Roudiez, Leon S. Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism. Num Pages: 230 pages. BIC Classification: JFSJ1; JMS. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 230 x 153 x 15. Weight in Grams: 340. Series: European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism. 230 pages. Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century. Cateogry: (P) Professional & Vocational. BIC Classification: JFSJ1; JMS. Dimension: 230 x 153 x 15. Weight: 352. Translator(s): Roudiez, Leon S.
This book is concerned with the notion of the "stranger" -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of strangeness within the self -a person's deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self. Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century. She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective ... Read more

Product Details

Publisher
Columbia University Press
Number of pages
230
Format
Paperback
Publication date
1994
Series
European Perspectives: A Series in Social Thought and Cultural Criticism
Condition
New
Number of Pages
230
Place of Publication
New York, United States
ISBN
9780231071574
SKU
V9780231071574
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About Julia Kristeva
Julia Kristeva is a leading French intellectual, practicing psychoanalyst, and Professor of Linguistics at the Universite de Paris VII. Columbia University Press has published other books by Kristeva in English: In the Beginning Was Love, Tales of Love, Revolution in Poetic Language, Powers of Horror, Desire in Language, Black Sun, Language: The Unknown, and The Kristeva Reader.

Reviews for Strangers to Ourselves
Kristeva suggests that the antidote to xenophobia, racism and other weapons against outsiders is to recognize that "the foreigner is within us." [The book] demonstrates her amazing command of history, politics, literature, linguistics, and psychology...argues powerfully for a radical examination of self, beginning with the realization that what is most fearful to us in the stranger may be the very ... Read more

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