By Birgit Schippers

This booklet appraises the connection among modern feminism and Julia Kristeva, a massive determine in Continental idea. It addresses the conflicting diversity of feminist responses to Kristeva's key principles and Kristeva's both conflicting in addition to ambiguous place vis-à-vis feminism.

Schippers argues that this advanced courting can in basic terms be understood by means of positioning Kristeva alongside the fissures and fault strains which run via feminism. through getting to feminism's inner debates and disputes, and addressing the philosophical commitments and attachments held through Kristeva's critics, the publication clarifies the varied Kristeva reception inside feminism and illuminates how her rules difficulty modern feminist thought.
And regardless of Kristeva's primary ambiguity in the direction of all concerns feminist, Schippers makes a case for Kristeva's vital contribution to a feminist undertaking that's sympathetic in the direction of her account of fluid subjectivity and her critique of identification politics. In doing so, the writer advances the scholarly figuring out of Kristeva and of latest feminist thought.

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