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The experiences of Tiresias: the feminine and the Greek man

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The experiences of Tiresias: the feminine and the Greek man
Title
The experiences of Tiresias: the feminine and the Greek man
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Nicole Loraux has devoted much of her writing to charting the paths of the Greek "imaginary," revealing a collective masculine psyche fraught with ambivalence as it tries to grasp the differences between nature and culture, body and soul, woman and man. The Experiences of Tiresias, its title referring to the shepherd struck blind after glimpsing Athena's naked body, captures this ambivalence in exploring how the Greek male defines himself in relationship to the feminine. In these essays Loraux disturbs the idea of virile men and feminine women, a distinction found in official discourse and aimed at protecting the ideals of male identity from any taint of the feminine. Turning to epic and to Socrates, however, she insists on a logic of inclusiveness between the genders, which casts a shadow over their clear, officially defined borders
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UkLiU
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Loraux, Nicole
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sex role
  • Femininity (Psychology)
  • Masculinity (Psychology)
  • Greece
Label
The experiences of Tiresias: the feminine and the Greek man
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The feminine operator -- Part 1. Women, men, and afflictioin -- 1. Bed and war -- 2. Ponos: Some difficulties regarding the term for "labor" -- Part 2. The weeknesses of strength -- 3. The Spartans' "beautiful death" -- 4. The warrior's fear and trembling -- 5. The wounds of virility -- 6. The strangled body -- 7. Herakles: The supermale and the feminine -- Part 3. Socrates is a man (philosophical interlude) -- 8. Therefore, Socrates is immortal -- 9. Socrates, Plato, Herakles: A heroic paradigm of the philosopher -- Part 4. What woman? -- 10. And the mothers' case dismissed -- 11. The phantom of sexuality -- 12. What Tiresias saw -- Conclusion: Feminine nature in history
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780691029856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The experiences of Tiresias: the feminine and the Greek man
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-338) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: The feminine operator -- Part 1. Women, men, and afflictioin -- 1. Bed and war -- 2. Ponos: Some difficulties regarding the term for "labor" -- Part 2. The weeknesses of strength -- 3. The Spartans' "beautiful death" -- 4. The warrior's fear and trembling -- 5. The wounds of virility -- 6. The strangled body -- 7. Herakles: The supermale and the feminine -- Part 3. Socrates is a man (philosophical interlude) -- 8. Therefore, Socrates is immortal -- 9. Socrates, Plato, Herakles: A heroic paradigm of the philosopher -- Part 4. What woman? -- 10. And the mothers' case dismissed -- 11. The phantom of sexuality -- 12. What Tiresias saw -- Conclusion: Feminine nature in history
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
viii, 348 pages
Isbn
9780691029856
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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