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Narcissus: Woman, water and the West

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dc.contributor.author Wick A.
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dc.date 2013
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-04T10:28:05Z
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dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier 10.1057/fr.2012.27
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dc.identifier.issn 01417789
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10938/13129
dc.description.abstract This essay explores the symbiotic relationship between European modernity, its vision of woman and water. The union of these three metaconcepts is consecrated by the Ovidian story of Narcissus and his other, Echo. The West finally found itself completely through Hegel, the Ur-narcissist, who explains the immutable link between that European monopoly, history (by which he means the potential for becoming modern), and the sea. The narcissism of modernity is the great theme of Marx and Engels in the Communist Manifesto, which shows how the bourgeoisie seeks to remake the entire world in its own image. Psychoanalysis, through the writings of Ferenczi, joined in cementing the connection, likening woman to the primal sea to which the male ever yearns to return. And Foucault suggests a potential conclusion from this metaconceptual constellation: that Man, a Western creation, may well disappear like a face drawn on a sandy beach. © 2013 Feminist Review.
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dc.format.extent Pages: (42-57)
dc.language English
dc.publisher BASINGSTOKE
dc.relation.ispartof Publication Name: Feminist Review; Publication Year: 2013; Volume: 103; no. 1; Pages: (42-57);
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dc.title Narcissus: Woman, water and the West
dc.type Review
dc.contributor.affiliation Wick, A., Department of History, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
dc.contributor.authorAddress Wick, A.; Department of History, American University of BeirutLebanon
dc.contributor.authorCorporate University: American University of Beirut; Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Sciences; Department: History and Archaeology;
dc.contributor.authorDepartment History and Archaeology
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dc.contributor.authorFaculty Faculty of Arts and Sciences
dc.contributor.authorInitials Wick, A
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dc.contributor.authorReprintAddress Wick, A (reprint author), Amer Univ Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon.
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dc.contributor.authorUniversity American University of Beirut
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dc.publisher.address BRUNEL RD BLDG, HOUNDMILLS, BASINGSTOKE RG21 6XS, HANTS, ENGLAND
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dc.relation.ispartOfISOAbbr Fem. Rev.
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dc.relation.ispartofPubTitle Feminist Review
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dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword bourgeoisie
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword modernity
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword Narcissus
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword psychoanalysis
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword water
dc.subject.otherAuthKeyword woman
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