Between East and West (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Franska
Antal sidor
208
Utgivningsdatum
2001-12-01
Upplaga
Reissue
Förlag
Columbia University Press
Översättare
Stephen Pluhcek
Originalspråk
French
Illustrationer
black & white illustrations
Dimensioner
186 x 147 x 19 mm
Vikt
277 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780231119344

Between East and West

From Singularity to Community

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With this book we see a philosopher well steeped in the Western tradition thinking through ancient Eastern disciplines, meditating on what it means to learn to breathe, and urging us all at the dawn of a new century to rediscover indigenous Asian cultures. Yogic tradition, according to Irigaray, can provide an invaluable means for restoring the vital link between the present and eternity-and for re-envisioning the patriarchal traditions of the West. Western, logocentric rationality tends to abstract the teachings of yoga from its everyday practice-most importantly, from the cultivation of breath. Lacking actual, personal experience with yoga or other Eastern spiritual practices, the Western philosophers who have tried to address Hindu and Buddhist teachings-particularly Schopenhauer-have frequently gone astray. Not so, Luce Irigaray. Incorporating her personal experience with yoga into her provocative philosophical thinking on sexual difference, Irigaray proposes a new way of understanding individuation and community in the contemporary world. She looks toward the indigenous, pre-Aryan cultures of India-which, she argues, have maintained an essentially creative ethic of sexual difference predicated on a respect for life, nature, and the feminine. Irigaray's focus on breath in this book is a natural outgrowth of the attention that she has given in previous books to the elements-air, water, and fire. By returning to fundamental human experiences-breathing and the fact of sexual difference-she finds a way out of the endless sociologizing abstractions of much contemporary thought to rethink questions of race, ethnicity, and globalization.
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What happens when a distinguished French feminist philosopher and psychoanalyst takes yoga lessons? Irigaray gets some shocks and some good ideas, too... This is a fresh look at the need for East and West to get together, and Irigaray's notion of a community without gender wars is important. Library Journal [Irigaray's] notion that women breathe differently from men carry provactive implications, and the book offers a fresh approach to women's empowerment. Religious Studies Review It remains a cause for celebration when a philosopher such as Irigaray not only talks about yoga, but makes it part of her practice. Ascent Magazine

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Luce Irigaray, a director of research at the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique in Paris, is the leading feminist philosopher in France. She is author of more than twenty books, including Speculum of the Other Woman, This Sex Which Is Not One, The Marine Lover of Friedrich Nietzsche (Columbia), and The Forgetting of Air in Martin Heidegger.

Innehållsförteckning

Preface to the English Edition The Time of Life Eastern Teachings The Way of Breath Being I, Being We The Family Begins with Two Approaching the Other as Other Mixing: A Principle for Refounding Community