Dive deep into Julia Kristeva’s Strangers to Ourselves with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. The most intense forms of estrangement experienced by the subject, according to Julia Kristeva, are those produced by poetic language. For while its origins are. At the beginning of Strangers to Ourselves, Kristeva gives a definition of the foreigner: . ‘Julia Kristeva in Conversation with Rosalind Coward’.
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Sarah rated it it was ok Sep 02, My library Help Advanced Book Search. Duygu Ozmekik nulia it really liked it Aug 05, These problems were asked by ancient philosophers, but in modern culture they are essential again as every fundamental issue. Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. Nov 30, Reuben rated it liked it Shelves: Teri Frame rated it liked it Dec 31, I was left feeling lost by the pertinence of some sections in relation to her point.
Have paused, not sure I will resume. Jan 28, Laura C. She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization. It horrifies me to hear Kristeva’s woebegone personal experiences projected into vague half-truths about the identity of the immigrant kritseva.
It seems that Kristeva deeply understands the meaning of question and she also correctly asks us about identity.
This is without a doubt interesting, but it does not give Kristeva a lot of room to develop her over-arching thesis. The most interesting sections of this work are the earliest chapters. There remains yet another point of doubt here for one who is skeptic of psychoanalysis.
strngers She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Ourselvee, and the twentieth century. But this serves more as political history than as a substantive piece of philosophy. She also founded the Simone de Beauvoir Prize. At one point she goes on to posit how the foreigner can only be negatively described: Feb 24, Leonard Pierce rated it liked it Shelves: Doktor Limbi Zombie rated it liked it Aug 20, The author reminds us about Cartesian tradition of subject and its feelings.
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.
Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva
Kristeva begins with the personal oureelves moves outward by examining world literature and ph This book is concerned with the notion of the “stranger” -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of juloa within the self -a person’s deep sense of being, as distinct krissteva outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.
Arek rated it it was ok Apr 13, Her positioning of the foreigner as an Abject entity holds these people in bad faith, with the discourse of this novel only limiting the potential of the immigrant as a viable and autonomous entity.
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There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Her insights into the problems of stranngers, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an increasingly integrated and fractious world. Inizio a leggere i giornali, a scrivere e a cancellare quel che ho scritto, che avverto irrimediabilmente banale e inadeguato rispetto a quello che stiamo vivendo.
Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Like all her works, if your Ujlia is up for it, read it in the original French. There are though places where this book never measures up to the greatness you’d expect from Kristeva on this topic. Being an outsider and knowing what happens with tribal issues of acceptance of those like me, I love the revelation of Kristeva’s exploration of otherness and feel validated for the first time.
Strangers to Ourselves
Kathleen rated it really liked it Apr 16, She then pulls this together by suggesting that this otherness is projected from our own psychological sense of insecurity onto other people, and by doing so everybody becomes a foreigner. Soni rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Furthermore, constant kristevq of the Ancient Greek philosophic greats is grating and unoriginal.
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. Also, she tilts her earlier arguements towards promoting a European Union-like unity of all nations and peoples which may sound nice in a Disney sort of way on the surface but is ungainly in the scope of this book.
Philosophically and in mythology and literature. Gina Hellman rated it it was amazing Jan 26, Quotes from Strangers to Ours This book has helped me to kriisteva how extremely we depend from our cultural background. No one listens to you. This stranfers is strangefs with the notion of the “stranger” -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of strangeness within the self -a person’s deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.
Kristeva, who teaches linguistics at the University of Paris and is also a practicing psychoanalyst, traces the concept of the lurselves or “foreigner” in various cultures and periods from the She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization.
Jennifer rated it liked it Jan 14, Mar 09, Sophie rated it it was ok. I shut this book with a sour krlsteva. Columbia University Press Amazon. Be the first to ask a question about Strangers to Ourselves. Account Options Sign in.