Dive deep into Julia Kristeva’s Strangers to Ourselves with extended analysis, commentary, and discussion. The most intense forms of estrangement experienced by the subject, according to Julia Kristeva, are those produced by poetic language. For while its origins are. At the beginning of Strangers to Ourselves, Kristeva gives a definition of the foreigner: . ‘Julia Kristeva in Conversation with Rosalind Coward’.

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Books by Julia Kristeva.

Strangers to Ourselves

This book has helped me to realize how extremely we depend from our cultural background. R’lyeh rated it it was amazing. Sep 17, Erdem Tasdelen rated it it was ok. Her insights into the problems of nationality, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an increasingly integrated and fractious world.

Strangers to Ourselves – Julia Kristeva – Google Books

There is a closed cycle: Quincy rated it really liked it Jul 24, Duygu Ozmekik rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Columbia University Press has published other books by Kristeva in English: Cassey rated it really liked it Oct 20, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. The result is thus a utopian wish for individuals to situate themselves as foreigners to themselves, the result of which is to embrace other individuals on account of this realization.


The most interesting sections of this work are the earliest chapters. Soni rated it it was amazing Oct 10, Feb 24, Leonard Pierce rated it liked it Shelves: College professor study on what it means to be a stranger No one listens to you. I was left feeling lost by the pertinence of som It’s very late and I am incredibly tired so in lieu of a proper review I’ll bullet point some thoughts: How could I behave?

The notion that the foreigner returns to us as a dark reflection of our inner being, and that we can only love or hate them to the degree that we accept or reject ourselves, is supported by many examples from antiquity to the modern era most especially, and obviously, Camus and Sartre.

Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva

Julia Kristeva is a Stranvers psychoanalyst, sociologist, critic and philosopher. In this case it helpfully to read the Chapter 4 Knowing who we are where Kristeva tries to understand not only cultural or social roots of our identity, but tries to examine ontological basis of it.

Yet, I guess it is the wrong way where have been fully crashed many modern projects include the project of identity. Today this question might be felled of empty determinations. She also founded the Simone de Beauvoir Prize.


Refresh and try again. I shut this book with a sour face.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. She analyzes her own experience in France and says that not really feels like at home. Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva Translation.

Ellen Jin rated it liked it Apr 07, That said, Kristeva often shines—as in the first section or her consideration of Rabelais and the Renaissance.

It seems that Kristeva deeply understands the meaning of question and she also correctly asks us about identity. When we try to run away from our culture we must rebuild not only ourselvesbut also others. I am not convinced that emancipation for immigrants and exiles will be achieved through acceptance of psychoanalytic discourse. Did not like the introduction at all The problem that I had with this book is that it takes what appears to be a personal experience and universalizes that experience as one of all foreigners.