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Author Waelti-Walters, Jennifer R

Title Jeanne Hyvrard : theorist of the modern world / Jennifer Waelti-Walters
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©1996


Description 1 online resource (vi, 210 pages) : illustrations
Contents Preface: The Missing Voice -- Ch. 1. On Writing/Reading Hyvrard -- Ch. 2. On the Changing Paradigm -- Ch. 3. On Chaorganisation -- Ch. 4. Interface: Voices from the Margins -- Ch. 5. Modes of Psychological Oppression -- Ch. 6. Modes of Economic Oppression -- Ch. 7. Nodes of the Sacred -- Ch. 8. Resistant Voices
Summary This critical introduction for the first time brings the work of the French theorist Jeanne Hyvrard to the English-speaking world. Hyvrard, by training a political economist, combines 'chaos theory', personal history, and political analysis to address the condition and future of the post-colonial world. Original, incisive and committed to new ways of thinking, Hyvrard's work confronts the profound questions of our time: language; the body; women's resistance to physical and psychological oppression; colonialism; ecology and technology; madness and illness; birth and death; and mother-daughter relations
Much of Hyvrard's writing (like that of other French feminist writers) is semi fictional. Like Helene Cixous, Hyvrard has been described as a proponent of 'l'ecriture feminine', but, as Jennifer Waelti-Walters shows by setting Hyvrard's work in a range of contexts, Hyvrard makes her own distinctive contribution to western intellectual thought by working out from the female body to global politics, economics and environmental issues
Analysis French fiction
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-207) and index
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Subject Hyvrard, Jeanne -- Criticism and interpretation
Hyvrard, Jeanne
Hyvrard, Jeanne, (19..- ...) -- Critique et interprétation.
Feminism in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- French.
Feminism in literature
Féminisme et littérature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0585102821