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Her Mother Her Self: The Ethics of the Antigone Family Romance

Lisa Walsh
Hypatia
Vol. 14, No. 3 (Summer, 1999), pp. 96-125
Published by: Wiley on behalf of Hypatia, Inc.
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3810488
Page Count: 30
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Her Mother Her Self: The Ethics of the Antigone Family Romance
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Abstract

This essay discusses the implications of Irigaray's readings of the Antigone in the construction of a feminist ethics. By focusing on the gaps and intersections between Lacanian psychoanalysis and Hegelian phenomenology as formulative of Irigaray's eventual call for an ethics of sexual difference, I emphasize the inevitability of rethinking the functions of historicity, femininity, and maternity in the formation of new models of intersubjectivity.

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