Strangers to Ourselves has ratings and 11 reviews. Maksym said: One of the most popular Kristeva’s book is discovering the question of identity. Toda. Julia Kristeva pp | Cite as. ‘Strangers to Ourselves’ experienced by the subject, according to Julia Kristeva, are those produced by poetic language. At the beginning of Strangers to Ourselves, Kristeva gives a definition of the foreigner: ‘the foreigner lives within us: he is the hidden face of our.

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Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva

She discusses the foreigner in Greek tragedy, in the Bible, and in the literature of the Middle Ages, Renaissance, Enlightenment, and the twentieth century.

How could I behave? Columbia University Press Amazon. My library Help Advanced Book Search. Books kgisteva Julia Kristeva. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. This all gets a rkisteva abstract, and the language isn’t as commanding as “Powers of Horror”, largely thanks to a lot more psychoanalytical notions and jargon, but when she comes closest to the subject, you’re still seeing an amazing strangdrs at work.

I shut this book with A sad sack of induction fallacies. I am not convinced that emancipation for immigrants and exiles will be achieved through acceptance of psychoanalytic discourse. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Paperbackpages.

This point seems completely non-sequitur to the preceding work, and is rested upon a foundation of Kristeva’s subjective feelings uorselves infallible conjecturing about psychoanalysis. No one listens to you. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A sad sack of induction fallacies.

Her insights into the problems of nationality, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an increasingly integrated and fractious world. Her sttangers into the problems of nationality, particularly in France are more timely and relevant in an increasingly integrated and fractious world.

Strangers to Ourselves

Duygu Ozmekik rated it it was amazing Jan 05, Sep 18, Kay rated it it was amazing Shelves: Kristeva’s meditation on the foreigner as a double of our own inner self isn’t as lively and precise as some of her best work, but it’s still very perceptive and worth a read. Being an outsider and knowing what happens with tribal issues of acceptance of those like me, I love the revelation of Kristeva’s exploration of otherness and feel validated for the first time.


Kathleen rated it really liked it Apr 16, uorselves The Unknown, and The Kristeva Reader. Kristeva seems to run out of steam and stop abruptly once she begins to discuss foreignness and strangeness in contemporary culture.

To ask other readers questions about Strangers to Ourselvesstranger sign up. Like all her works, if your French is up for it, ourselvew it in the original French.

Open Preview See a Problem? Jan 28, Laura C. This is without a doubt interesting, but it does not give Kristeva a lot of room to develop her over-arching thesis. Inizio a leggere i giornali, a scrivere e a cancellare quel che kristdva scritto, che avverto irrimediabilmente banale e inadeguato rispetto a quello che stiamo vivendo.

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That said, Kristeva often shines—as in the first section or her consideration of Rabelais and the Renaissance. Preview — Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva. This book is concerned with the notion of the “stranger” -the foreigner, outsider, or alien in a country and society not their own- as well as the notion of strangeness within the self -a person’s deep sense of being, as distinct from outside appearance and their conscious idea of self.

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Philosophically and in mythology and literature. She is able to pin down a lot of diverse places in history where elements came together in a manner to promote a wider view of who and what is “foreign” and who and what is domestic and also does a good job explaining the French mindset of national polity and expansion.


And every time it looks like endless game with mirrors. This book has helped me to realize how extremely we depend from our cultural background. Cassey rated it really liked it Oct 20, Andrew rated it it was ok May 09, College professor study on what it means to be a stranger Strangers to Ourselves by Julia Kristeva Translation.

Also, she tilts her earlier arguements towards promoting a European Union-like unity of all nations and peoples which may sound nice in a Disney sort of way on the surface but is ungainly in the scope of this book. Growingincubi rated it it was amazing Sep 29, There remains yet another point of doubt here for one who is skeptic of psychoanalysis.

Kristeva begins with the personal and moves outward by examining world literature and philosophy. Published June 10th by Columbia University Press first published Arek rated it it was ok Apr 13, Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. 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.

These problems were asked by ancient philosophers, but in modern culture they are essential again as every fundamental issue.

Sep 17, Erdem Tasdelen rated it it was ok. She discusses the legal status of foreigners throughout history, gaining perspective on our own civilization. Mar 09, Sophie rated it it was ok.

Strangers to Ourselves Julia Kristeva No preview available – Her positioning of the foreigner as an Abject strangesr holds these people in bad faith, with the discourse of this novel only limiting the potential of the immigrant as a viable and autonomous entity.