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In Excess: The Body and the Habit of Sexual Difference
Vol. 6, No. 3, Feminism and the Body (Autumn, 1991), pp. 156-171
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3809845
Page Count: 16
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Through a re-reading of Antigone, I offer a critique of Hegel's use of the story to illustrate the unity which emerges from the representation of sexual difference in ethical life. Using Hegel's own account of habits, as the mechanism by which the body becomes a sign of the self, I argue that the pretense of social unity assumes the proper construction and representation of one body only. This critique is brought to bear upon contemporary moves towards a post-Hegelian ethics of difference.
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