Abstract

Drucilla Cornell's Legacies of Dignity: Between Women and Generations proposes a feminist ethics of self-representation that asks what exclusions are necessary to autobiography's constructions of identity. Focusing on the ways in which alterity, particularly linked with figures of the mother, are silenced, it advances a mourning that is transformational. I question Cornell's use of a Kantian concept of dignity and suggest that Irigaray's engagement with Levinas offers another way of conceptualizing the problematic.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 142-166
Launched on MUSE
2004-11-15
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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