Women And The Gift: Beyond The Given And All-giving

Paperback | September 17, 2013

EditorMorny Joy

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Recent inquiries into the concept of the gift have been largely male-dominated and thus have ignored important aspects of the gift from a woman's point of view. In the light of philosophical work by Mauss, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, and Bataille, Women and the Gift reflects how women respond to the notion of the gift and relationships of giving. This collection evaluates and critiques previous work on the gift and also responds to how women view care, fidelity, generosity, trust, and independence in light of the gift.

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Recent inquiries into the concept of the gift have been largely male-dominated and thus have ignored important aspects of the gift from a woman's point of view. In the light of philosophical work by Mauss, Lévi-Strauss, Derrida, and Bataille, Women and the Gift reflects how women respond to the notion of the gift and relationships of g...

Morny Joy is University Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of Calgary, Canada. She is editor of Continental Philosophy and Philosophy of Religion and After Appropriation: Explorations in Intercultural Philosophy and Religion.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:244 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.7 inPublished:September 17, 2013Publisher:Indiana University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0253006643

ISBN - 13:9780253006646

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction \ Morny Joy
1. Pandora and the Ambiguous Works of Women: All-Taking or All-Giving? \ Deborah Lyons
2. Nietzsche, the Gift, and the Taken for Granted \ Lorraine Markotic
3. "Everything Comes Back to It": Woman as the Gift in Derrida \ Nancy J. Holland
4. Melancholia, Forgiveness, and the Logic of The Gift \ Kathleen O'Grady
5. Gift of Being, Gift of Self \ Mariana Ortega
6. The Gift of Being, Gift of World(s): Irigaray on Heidegger \ Maria Cimitile
7. Graceful Gifts: Hélène Cixous and the Radical Gifts of Other Love \ Sal Renshaw
8. John Milbank and the Feminine Gift \ Rachel Muers
9. De Beauvoir and the Myth of the Given \ Victoria Barker
10. Women and the Gift: Speculations on the "Given" and the "All-Giving" \ Morny Joy

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