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The Portable Kristeva

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As a linguist, Julia Kristeva has pioneered a revolutionary theory of the sign in its relation to social and political emancipation; as a practicing psychoanalyst, she has produced work on the nature of the human subject and sexuality, and on the "new maladies" of today's neurotic. The Portable Kristeva is the only fully comprehensive compilation of Kristeva's key writings ...more
Paperback, Second Updated Edition, 512 pages
Published May 29th 2002 by Columbia University Press (first published 1997)
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Aug 03, 2007 rated it really liked it
I really liked this. I enjoyed the poetic aspect of Kristeva -- I had trouble till I realised I had to read the metaphors like I do in poems/books -- then it all smoothed out...

She is brilliant at using these metaphors to get across her points... it makes things so much more enjoyable and easier...
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Nov 26, 2011 rated it did not like it
Kristeva's outlook on mental illness is lagging. It almost seems (and I will only commit my opinion to this particular edition of her work) as though her work is a mixture of erudition and satire and we discern when one turns into the other - in short, reading Kristeva is even more confusing than Hegel (and Hegel can be a mind-full if you're not open-minded). Listen to this quote on depressives: "Unbelieving in language, the depressive persons are affectionate, but prisoners of effect. The affec ...more
Aug 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
Good compilation by someone who nows the author realy well
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A great Kristeva primer
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