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Preface ix Acknowledgements xi 1 Thinking Through the Body: An Introduction to Beliefs, 1 Bodies and Being Deborah Orr 2 Posthumanist Performativity: Toward an Understanding 11 of How Matter Comes to Matter Karen Barad 3 Monstrous Reflections on the Mirror of the Self-Same 37 Margrit Shildrick 4 Ontology and Feminism 49 Käthe Trettin 5 Diotima, Wittgenstein and a Language for Liberation 59 Deborah Orr 6 Re-situating the Feminine in Contemporary French 81 Philosophy Louise Burchill 7. Being and Time, Non-Being and Space . . . 103 Introductory Notes Toward an Ontological Study of 'Woman' and Chora' Jana Braziel 8 To Take a Chance with Meaning under 127 the Veil of Words: Transpositions, Mothers and Learning in Julia Kristeva's Theory of Language Bettina Schmitz 9 In Search of the Body in the Cave: Luce 141 Irigaray's Ethics of Embodiment Tonja van den Ende 10 Reconsidering the Notion of the Body in 151 Anti-essentialism, With the Help of Luce Irigaray and Judith Butler Annemie Halsema 11 Butler's Sophisticated Constructivism: 163 A Critical Assessment Veronica Vasterling 12 A Critique of Feminist Radical Contructionism 185 Saskia Wendel 13 Applying Time to Feminist Philosophy of the Body 197 Lanei Rodemeyer Contributors 211 Index 215
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