Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry

Master and Convert: women and other strangers

Hopfl, Heather

University of Essex

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Abstract

This paper is about estrangement, about exile: about waiting to be called into existence. Waiting. In transit. Homesick. Lost. The paper offers an attempt to examine the position of women as foreigners, as strangers in a male world. Despite the criticisms of Kristeva's work for its lack of attention to class, gender and race, her ideas have currency for the examination of these areas. Other criticisms have mentioned the extent to which she deals with her own subjectivity in her writing. However, this seems to be a very unreasonable criticism. It is precisely Kristeva's own experiences which makes her supremely capable of this particular analysis and, for me, it works to open up not only a gendered space but also a class wound.

Metadata

Journal Tamara: Journal for Critical Organization Inquiry 
Volume 6 
Issue 4 
Issue date 2007 
Type Article 
Language en
Pagination 116-132
ISSN 1532-5555