Strangers to Ourselves has ratings and 11 reviews. Maksym said: One of the most popular Kristeva’s book is discovering the question of identity. Toda. Julia Kristeva pp | Cite as. ‘Strangers to Ourselves’ experienced by the subject, according to Julia Kristeva, are those produced by poetic language. At the beginning of Strangers to Ourselves, Kristeva gives a definition of the foreigner: ‘the foreigner lives within us: he is the hidden face of our.
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Have paused, not sure I will resume. She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization.
Strangers to Ourselves Julia Kristeva No preview available – A book that is at once highly acute and powerful in places and one that is myopic and lacking for scope and detail in other sections, but altogether, a very necessary book: Cassey rated it really liked it Oct 20, Apr 30, Maksym Karpovets rated it liked it.
Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. Account Options Sign in.
Today this question might be felled of empty determinations. Margherita rated it it was ok Sep 09, She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century.
Duygu Ozmekik rated it really liked it Aug 05, Quincy rated it really liked it Jul 24, Philosophically and in mythology and literature. As charming as it may be to read about how the perception of the foreigner has kept changing in history, it fails to shed light on the current agenda. It horrifies me to hear Kristeva’s woebegone personal experiences projected into vague half-truths about the identity of the immigrant populace.
College professor study on what it means to be a stranger Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy.
The notion that the foreigner returns to us as a dark reflection of our inner being, and that we can only love or hate them to the degree that we accept or reject ourselves, is supported by many examples from antiquity to the modern era most especially, and obviously, Camus and Sartre.
The last two chapters of the book focus on a political solution that derives from psychoanalysis, stating that with Freud’s notion of the uncanny, one realizes the strangeness of oneself.
The opening section “Toccata and Fugue for the Foreigner” is widely anthologized and a great piece of writing that can stand on its own while the chapter on Paul and Augustine is also very good.
She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization.
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She researches on psychoanalysis of the Lacanian tradition, and has interest in semiotics. Ellen Jin rated it liked it Apr 07, This point seems completely non-sequitur to the preceding work, and is rested upon a foundation of Kristeva’s subjective feelings and infallible conjecturing about psychoanalysis.
The result is thus a utopian wish for individuals to situate themselves as foreigners to themselves, the result of which is to embrace other individuals on account of this realization. Kristrva all her works, if your French is up for it, read it in the original French.
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Kristeva’s meditation on the foreigner as a double of our own inner self isn’t as lively and precise as some of her best work, but it’s still very perceptive and worth a read. Growingincubi rated it it was amazing Sep 29, Iria rated it really liked it Sep 05, Strangers to Ourselves European Perspectives: Preview — Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva.
She also founded the Simone de Beauvoir Prize. In doing so, the remit of strangsrs what Kristeva is talking about is widened to include essentially anything resembling the concept of “otherness”. Nevertheless, the consummate name of such freedom is solitude. Return to Book Page. But this serves more as political strangerw than as a substantive piece of philosophy.
In this case it helpfully to read the Chapter 4 Knowing who we are where Kristeva tries to understand not only cultural or social roots of our identity, but tries to examine ontological basis of it.
Strangers to Ourselves
Be the first to ask a question about Strangers to Ourselves. Columbia University Press- Ourselve Criticism – pages. Published June 10th by Columbia University Press first published Certain sections, mostly in the historical chunk of the work, used such puffed up vocabulary that it took far longer than should have been needed for me to tease out exactly what was being said. Paperbackpages. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone.