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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Language and Sexual Difference

Feminist Writing in France

ISBN 9780333449448
Publication Date December 1991
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave
Series Women in Society: A Feminist List

An accessible introduction to French feminist theory and contemporary French women's writing for non-French speakers. The book offers a context to this challenging, controversial body of work by giving clear accounts of the philosophical, post-structural and psychoanalytic debates which have had such an impact on French intellectual life in recent years, and to which French feminist writers offer a response.

Introduction
Women and Language
The (Feminine) Unconscious
Theories of Sexual Difference
A Woman's Language?
Towards an ' criture F minine'
Conclusion.

Reviews

Sellers's book is consistently lucid and enjoyable to read. She offers helpful introductions to a range of complex and sophisticated theoretical discourses, whilst...avoiding the pitfalls of over simplification...Required reading for anyone with an interest in (French) women's writing.' - Alex Hughes, Modern Languages Review
'Language and Sexual Difference provides a lucid and cogent account of 'French feminism' for non-French speaking readers...a fascinating and comprehensive guide to a complex and highly theoretical body of thought'
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