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ISBN-10: 0231071574
ISBN-13: 9780231071574
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 06/10/1991
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.60" H

Strangers to Ourselves (Revised)

Translator: Leon Roudiez

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Price: $34.00

Overview

Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century.

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Kristeva suggests that the antidote to xenophobia, racism and other weapons against outsiders is to recognize that "the foreigner is within us." [The book] demonstrates her amazing command of history, politics, literature, linguistics, and psychology...argues powerfully for a radical examination of self, beginning with the realization that what is most fearful to us in the stranger may be the very quality we do not want to recognize in ourselves. Only through this reconciliation with our estranged self, Kristeva asserts, can we begin to give fair treatment to others.–San Fransisco Examiner-Chronicle
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Details

ISBN-10: 0231071574
ISBN-13: 9780231071574
Publisher: Columbia University Press
Publish Date: 06/10/1991
Dimensions: 8.90" L, 5.90" W, 0.60" H
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