The Theorist's Mother: Maternities from Marx to Derrida

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-17
  • Publisher: Duke Univ Pr
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In this work, Andrew Parker undertakes a critical reconsideration of the frequently absent, or troubled, figure of the mother in theorists including Marx, Freud, Lacan, and Derrida. Parker argues that while all philosophers have mothers and the idea of 'birth' makes frequent appearances in philosophy (theorists are said to give birth to schools of thought), mothers themselves are strangely absent. What accounts for this trouble with maternity, even in the work of some feminist theorists? Parker is a highly regarded critical theorist working with feminist and queer theory and this is a long-awaited book.

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