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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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 Julia Kristeva No preview available – There remains yet another point of doubt here for one who is skeptic of psychoanalysis. Iria rated it really liked it Sep 05, No trivia or quizzes yet. To strajgers other readers questions about Strangers to Ourselvesplease sign up.
Gina Hellman rated it it was amazing Jan 26, She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Julja, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century. Sep 18, Kay rated it it was amazing Strrangers It’s very late and I am incredibly tired so in lieu of a proper review I’ll bullet point some thoughts: I shut this book with A sad sack of induction fallacies.
Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva
Lists with This Book. In this case it helpfully to read the Chapter 4 Knowing who we are where Kristeva tries to understand not only cultural or social roots of our identity, but tries to examine ontological basis of it. At one point she goes on to posit how the foreigner can only be negatively described: 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.
There are though places where this book never measures up to the greatness you’d expect from Kristeva on this topic. College professor study on what it means to be a stranger The author reminds us about Cartesian tradition of subject and its feelings.
Strangers to Ourselves
Kristeva examines what it means to be a “stranger” or alien in another land, and as someone who came to Paris from her native Bulgaria as stranfers graduate student, as someone who is both a linguist and a psychoanalyst and maintains an active clinical practiceKristeva is in a great place in so many ways to consider the plight of the stranger in a strange land. Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy.
When we try to run away from our culture we must rebuild not only ourselvesbut also others. Doktor Limbi Zombie rated it liked it Aug 20, Margherita rated it it was ok Sep 09, Her insights into the problems of nationality, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an ourselvfs integrated and fractious world.
Andrew rated it it was ok May 09, She researches on psychoanalysis of the Lacanian tradition, and has interest in semiotics. That said, Kristeva often shines—as in the first section or her consideration of Rabelais and the Renaissance. Jeremy rated it really liked it Mar 14, Columbia University Press Amazon.
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Her insights into the problems of nationality, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an increasingly integrated and fractious world. Thanks for telling us about the problem. 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. In doing so, the remit of exactly what Kristeva is talking about is widened to include essentially anything resembling the concept of “otherness”.
Nevertheless, the consummate name of such freedom is solitude. 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 strangeness within the jklia -a person’s deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.
There is a closed cycle: A book that is at once highly acute and powerful in places and one that is myopic and lacking for scope and detail in other sections, but altogether, a very necessary book: She oursflves the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization. Feb 24, Leonard Pierce rated it liked it Shelves: Published June 10th by Columbia University Press first published Kristeva begins with the personal and 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 strangeness within the self -a person’s deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.
The problem that I had with this book is that it takes what appears to be a personal experience and universalizes that experience as one of all foreigners. How could I behave? But farther and farter it gets harder to understand where she sees the possible answers.
A sad sack of induction fallacies. This all gets a bit abstract, and the language isn’t as commanding as “Powers of Horror”, largely thanks to a lot more psychoanalytical notions and jargon, but when she comes ourselvez to the subject, you’re still seeing an amazing mind at work.