Introducing Postfeminism by Sophia Phoca

By Sophia Phoca

As we arrive on the new millennium, the function of girls in our society remains to be a subject of heated debate. Having deconstructed women's oppression and reclaimed women's tradition, what does the long run carry for postfeminism?

Introducing Postfeminism makes use of textual content and built-in representation to track the impression of French feminist concept on modern gender, politics and tradition. the writer and illustrator describe how postfeminist theories draw from quite a number discourses together with psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, postmodernism and postcolonialism to improve our figuring out of the "feminine."

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As we arrive on the new millennium, the position of girls in our society is still a subject matter of heated debate. Having deconstructed women's oppression and reclaimed women's tradition, what does the longer term carry for postfeminism?

Introducing Postfeminism makes use of textual content and built-in representation to track the impact of French feminist thought on modern gender, politics and tradition. the writer and illustrator describe how postfeminist theories draw from quite a number discourses together with psychoanalysis, poststructuralism, postmodernism and postcolonialism to improve our figuring out of the "feminine. "

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53 Feminine Jouissance Cixous also sees another revolutionary potential in the feminine. The feminine acknowledges the other's difference and does not try to construct the self in the masculine position of dominance. She produces texts which "write her body" and therefore destroy the closure of binary opposites. The pleasure of this open-ended textuality is referred to as jouissance. Coined by Lacan, this French term has no equivalent in English. It connotes the extreme pleasure derived from sexual orgasm.

The pleasure of this open-ended textuality is referred to as jouissance. Coined by Lacan, this French term has no equivalent in English. It connotes the extreme pleasure derived from sexual orgasm. 54 Textual jouissance is like the female erotic which cannot be theorized, enclosed or coded. Cixous' idea of bisexuality is closely related to Derrida's view of writing. For Cixous, writing is bisexual, although once again writing is more the province of women than of men. 55 Irigaray's Critique of Freudian Psychoanalysis Another key figure of French postfeminism is Luce Irigaray (b.

It can adapt or change. Conscious perceptions belong to the ego. This is an aspect of the ego turned towards external reality. But the ego also acts as an inhibiting agency. For instance, the ego's repression of the id is unconscious. This is one of the ego's defence functions which are all unconscious. 38 The Super-Ego The SUPER-EGO is not just a "conscience", it is the heir to the Oedipus Complex. As the Oedipal impulses are repressed and disappear, their place is taken up by the super-ego. The super-ego is introjected parental authority.

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