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Author Still, Judith, 1958-

Title Derrida and hospitality : theory and practice / Judith Still
Published Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (vii, 294 pages)
Contents Introduction to the question of hospitality : ethics and politics -- Patriarchs and their women, some inaugural intertexts of hospitality : the Odyssey, Abraham, Lot and the Levite of Ephraim -- Friendship and sexual difference : hospitality from brotherhood to motherhood and beyond -- Frenchalgeria, (not) asking for a name, naming, calling by name in tales of Algerians -- The dangers of hospitality : the French state, cultural difference and gods -- Animals and what is human -- Concluding around hospitality
Summary Winner of the R. H. Gapper Book Prize 2011. Judith Still sets Derrida's work in a series of contexts including the socio-political history of France, especially in relation to Algeria, and his relationship to other writers, most importantly HÃ♭l÷ne Cixous, Luce Irigaray and Emmanuel Levinas - key thinkers of hospitality. Still also follows the thread of sexual difference in Derrida's writing in order to shed light on his exploration of the complex and delicate, strange yet familiar, political and ethical dilemmas of how to be those impossible things, a good host and a good guest. Hospitality is critically important in Derrida's writings, and his insights in this have been influential across a range of disciplines from geography, politics and sociology to literary studies and philosophy. It functions as a way of both thinking about relations between individuals, and analysing the community or state's often inhospitable reception of outsiders, such as refugees or migrants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 268-282) and index
Notes English
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Subject Derrida, Jacques -- Criticism and interpretation
Derrida, Jacques
Derrida, Jacques 1930-2004
Hospitality -- Philosophy
PHILOSOPHY -- History & Surveys -- Modern.
PHILOSOPHY -- General.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780748644506