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Possible and Questionable: Opening Nietzsche's Genealogy to Feminine Body

Kristen Brown
Hypatia
Vol. 14, No. 3 (Summer, 1999), pp. 39-58
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810485
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Possible and Questionable: Opening Nietzsche's Genealogy to Feminine Body
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Abstract

According to Kelly Oliver and Elizabeth Grosz, while Friedrich Nietzsche begins to open Western philosophy to the other, the body, he cuts off feminine body. Here I create a framework through which the possibility and questionability of a symbolically feminine body begins to emerge. I do this by using the metaphor of Indian curry. The metaphor works on two levels: 1) as a symbolically feminine body; 2) as Nietzsche's conception of subject-formation as a dynamic monism.

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