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About borderlands VOLUME 9 NUMBER 1, 2010



The Gift of the Mother

Lisa Guenther, The Gift of the Other: Levinas and the Politics of
, SUNY series in gender theory, Albany: State University
of New York Press, 2006.

Frank Garrett

University of Texas at Dallas


In The Gift of the Other, Guenther negotiates between and among various feminisms - existential, political, psychoanalytic, and poststructuralist - and her chief ethical interlocutor Levinas. She offers lucid and insightful critiques of Beauvoir, Arendt, Derrida, Cixous, Irigaray, Kristeva, and Cornell, among others, all the while concentrating on and opening up Levinasian ethics toward the possibility of an accord or dialog between the identity politics of feminism and the infinitude of alterity.

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