Privileging Difference

Antony Easthope

  • Editors
  • Catherine Belsey

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 1-8
  3. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 9-16
  4. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 17-34
  5. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 35-51
  6. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 52-61
  7. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 62-68
  8. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 69-76
  9. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 77-85
  10. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 86-99
  11. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 100-107
  12. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 108-114
  13. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 115-119
  14. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 120-138
  15. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 139-156
  16. Catherine Belsey
    Pages 157-158
  17. Back Matter
    Pages 159-168

About this book

Introduction

Difference, the key term in deconstruction, has broken free of its rigorous philosophical context in the work of Jacques Derrida, and turned into an excuse for doing theory the easy way. Celebrating variety for its own sake, Antony Easthope argues, cultural criticism too readily ignores the role of the text itself in addressing the desire of the reader. With characteristic directness, he takes to task the foremost theorists of the current generation one by one, including Edward Said and Homi Bhabha, Dona Haraway, Rosi Braidotti and Judith Butler. In a final tour de force, he contrasts what he calls the two Jakes, Jacques Lacan and Jacques Derrida, to bring out the way their respective theories need each other. The book is vintage Easthope: wide-ranging, fearless, witty and a radical challenge to complacency wherever it is to be found.

Keywords

Analyse Edward Said Jacques Derrida

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4039-0704-2
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2002
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-78629-1
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4039-0704-2
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