Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery

Chanter, Tina (2011) Whose Antigone? The Tragic Marginalization of Slavery. Albany, U.S. : State University of New York Press. 275p. ISBN 9781438437552

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Abstract

The book argues that Sophocles' tragedy Antigone, and indeed the Oedipal cycle as a whole, is as much about slavery, outsiders, and foreigners as it is about sexual difference, incest and murder. Overdetermined by the Hegelian, Freudian, and feminist reception of the play, the critical reception of the West has tended to emphasize the themes of state and family, and sexual difference. The book argues that an adequate understanding of kinship must be extended beyond these standard interpretations. It grounds its analysis in an interdisciplinary framework, drawing on philosophy, literature, psychoanalysis, feminist and race theory.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled Keywords: Slavery, Antigone, Tragedy, philosophy, psychoanalysis race, gender, sexual difference
Research Area: Philosophy
Faculty, School or Research Centre: Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (until 2017) > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Tina Chanter
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2013 13:37
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2013 13:37
URI: http://eprints.kingston.ac.uk/id/eprint/26540

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