Julia Kristeva is an important and influential figure within contemporary Continental thought. This book is an engaging appraisal of the complex relationship between Kristeva and feminist theory. Drawing in particular on her recent writings on revolt, female genius and freedom, Schippers makes a case for her significant contribution to a feminist project that is sympathetic to her account of fluid subjectivity, her critique of identity politics and the deeply ethical orientation of her work.
Birgit Schippers is Senior Lecturer in Politics at St Mary's University College Belfast. Her areas of interest include feminist theory, citizenship and democratic theory, and identity politics.
Acknowledgements; Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. Kristeva and Feminism: A Critical Encounter; 2. Crisis, Revolt, Intimacy; 3. Corporeal Ethics: Between Violence and Forgiveness; 4. The Singularity of Genius; 5. Towards a Philosophy of Freedom?; Bibliography; Index.