WorldCat Identities

Oliver, Kelly 1958-

Works: 35 works in 209 publications in 1 language and 18,921 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Performer
Classifications: P99, 956.70443082
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Kelly Oliver
The portable Kristeva by Julia Kristeva( Book )

17 editions published between 1997 and 2002 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The essays not only reflect Kristeva's most salient contributions to philosophy, literary and cultural theory, linguistics, psychoanalytic theory, and feminist theory but also testify to her erudition and prominence in those fields. Enriched by a lucid introduction that provides an overview of Kristeva's contributions to the intellectual life of our time, The Portable Kristeva will serve as an essential tool for those familiar with her oeuvre, and will provide a succinct and complete introduction for those new to her writings
Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media by Kelly Oliver( Book )

18 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"From the female soldiers involved in Abu Ghraib to Palestinian women suicide bombers, women and their bodies have become powerful weapons in the Afghanistan and Iraq wars. In Women as Weapons of War, Kelly Oliver reveals how the media arid the administration frequently use metaphors of weaponry to describe women and female sexuality and forge a deliberate link between notions of vulnerability and images of violence. Focusing specifically on the U.S. campaigns in Afghanistan and Iraq, Oliver analyzes contemporary discourse surrounding women, sex, and gender and the use of women to justify America's decision to go to war. For example, the administration's call to liberate "women of cover," suggesting a woman's right to bare arms is a sign of freedom and progress." "Oliver also considers what forms of cultural meaning, or lack of meaning, could cause both the guiltlessness demonstrated by female soldiers at Abu Ghraib and the profound commitment to death made by suicide bombers. She examines the pleasure taken in violence and the passion for death exhibited by these women and what kind of contexts created them. In conclusion, Oliver diagnoses our cultural fascination with sex, violence, and death and its relationship with live news coverage and embedded reporting, which naturalizes horrific events and stymies critical reflection. This process, she argues, further compromises the borders between fantasy and reality, fueling a kind of paranoid patriotism that results in extreme forms of violence."--Jacket
Language and liberation : feminism, philosophy, and language by Christina Hendricks( Book )

10 editions published in 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presenting new scholarship in feminist language theory, this book addresses issues within diverse traditions, bringing together feminist positions, strategies, and styles in an original way. Gathering together authors with different backgrounds and methods, Language and Liberation puts this diverse scholarship into dialogue. The questions and concerns reflected in these essays are presented within the context of their historical background, provided by the editors' comprehensive introduction. These questions include: Is there a distinction between "female" and "male" language? What is the relationship of feminine/feminist identity to language? What is the value of metaphor for feminist theory and practice?
Reading Kristeva : unraveling the double-bind by Kelly Oliver( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This feminist interpretation of Kristeva's work situates her within the context of French feminism. Oliver positions Kristeva's intellectual work within formation in linguistics, Freud, Lacan, and poetics. This comprehensive introduction to Kristeva makes accessible her important contributions to philosophy, linguistics, and psychoanalytic feminism
Feminist interpretations of Friedrich Nietzsche( Book )

11 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aandacht voor het gedachtengoed van Nietzsche over vrouwen en feminisme en voor de feministische ideeën over Nietzsche. Bevat de volgende bijdragen: Baubô: theological perversion and fetishism / Sarah Kofman, translated by Tracy B. Strong; The question of style / Jacques Derrida, translated by Ruben Berezdivin; Woman as truth in Nietzsche's writing / Kelly Oliver; Veiled lips / Luce Irigaray, translated by Sara Speidel; Nietzsche and feminism: transvaluing women in 'Thus spoke Zarathustra' / Tamsin Lorraine; Gender in 'The gay science' / Kathleen Marie Higgins; Ecce homo: abjection and "the feminine" / Jean Graybeal; Nietzschean mythologies: the inversion of value and the war against women / Linda Singer; Nietzsche's misogyny / Maudemarie Clark; Sexual dualism and women's self-creation: on the advantages and disadvantages of reading Nietzsche for feminists / Lynne Tirrell; Nietzsche was no feminist... / Debra B. Bergoffen; Nietzsche's women and women's Nietzsche / Kathleen J. Wininger; The slave revolt in epistemology / Daniel W. Conway; Nietzsche's politics / Ofelia Schutte; Nietzsche's squandered seductions: feminism, the body, and the politics of genealogy / David Owen
French feminism reader( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"French Feminism Reader is a collection of essays representing the authors and issues from French theory most influential in the American context. The book is designed for use in courses, and it includes illuminating introductions to the work of each author. These introductions include biographical information, influences and intellectual context, major themes in the author's work as a whole, and specific introductions to the selections in this volume."--Back cover
Ethics, politics, and difference in Julia Kristeva's writings by Kelly Oliver( Book )

13 editions published between 1993 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethics, Politics and Difference in Julia Kristeva's Writing" aims to be a valuable intervention in Kristevan scholarship, and a significant contribution in its own right to post-structuralist considerations of ethical and political agency and practice. The essays in this collection examine Kristeva's contributions to the project of creating an alternative ethical political agency. Post-structuralist critiques have transformed the ways in which we think about the subject, but they have failed to provide any satisfactory alternative when we think of ethical or political agency. Without such an alternative, theoretical accounts of emancipatory practices appear to be in jeopardy. Contributors to this collection explore Julia Kristeva's work and assess how helpful her theories can be in attempting to construct a post-structuralist ethics
The colonization of psychic space : a psychoanalytic social theory of oppression by Kelly Oliver( Book )

12 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eloquently arguing that we cannot explain the development of individuality or subjectivity apart from its social context, Kelly Oliver makes a powerful case for recognizing the social aspects of alienation and the psychic aspects of oppression. Oliver explores the ways in which the alienation unique to oppression leads to depression or violence; and how these affects can be transformed into agency, individuality, solidarity, and community
Womanizing Nietzsche : philosophy's relation to the "feminine" by Kelly Oliver( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Womanizing Nietzsche, Kelly Oliver uses an analysis of the position of woman in Nietzsche's texts to open onto the larger question of philosophy's relation to the feminine and the maternal. Offering readings from Nietzsche, Derrida, Irigaray, Kristeva, Freud and Lacan, Oliver builds an innovative foundation for an ontology of intersubjective relationships that suggests a new approach to ethics. Oliver argues that while Freud, Nietzsche and Derrida, in particular, attempt to open up philosophy to its other--the unconscious, the body, difference, even the feminine--their attempts depend on closing off the possibility of a specifically feminine other. In this regard, Oliver maintains that none of these theorists have escaped the Hegelian model of intersubjectivity at the level of Lordship and Bondage. She suggests that the recent talk of the death of philosophy is a symptom of the exclusion of woman, the feminine and the maternal. By problematizing and reformulating the traditional philosophical association between the maternal and nature, Oliver presents an alternative model for intersubjectivity and ethics. -- Publisher description
Noir anxiety by Kelly Oliver( Book )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animal lessons : how they teach us to be human by Kelly Oliver( Book )

8 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Philosophy reads humanity against animality, arguing that "man" is man because he is separate from beast. Deftly challenging this position, Kelly Oliver proves that, in fact, it is the animal that teaches us to be human. Through their sex, their habits, and our perception of their purpose, animals show us how not to be them. This kinship plays out in a number of ways. We sacrifice animals to establish human kinship, but without the animal, the bonds of "brotherhood" fall apart. Either kinship with animals is possible or kinship with humans is impossible. Philosophy holds that humans and animals are distinct, but in defending this position, the discipline depends on a discourse that relies on the animal for its very definition of the human. Through these and other examples, Oliver does more than just establish an animal ethics. She transforms ethics by showing how its very origin is dependent upon the animal. Examining for the first time the treatment of the animal in the work of Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Derrida, Agamben, Freud, Lacan, and Kristeva, among others, Animal Lessons argues that the animal bites back, thereby reopening the question of the animal for philosophy."--Publisher's description
Family values : subjects between nature and culture by Kelly Oliver( Book )

9 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Family Values offers groundbreaking analyses of age-old conceptions of maternity and paternity, woman and man, nature and culture, and subjectivity and ethics. Kelly Oliver shows how the contradictions within Western conceptions of maternity and paternity problematize our conceptions of ourselves and our relationships with others. Family Values overturns our traditional association of maternity with nature and paternity with culture. In reconceiving maternity and paternity, Oliver undercuts the recent return of the rhetoric of a "battle between the sexes" and offers hope for a truce. By engaging the work of such thinkers as Locke, Rousseau, Hegel, Husserl, Heidegger, Merleau-Ponty, Sartre, Levinas, Derrida, Kristeva, Kofman, and Irigaray, Oliver suggests an innovative approach to ethics and questions of value. This volume will be of interest to readers in the fields of women's studies, feminist theory, philosophy, literary criticism, and cultural studies-- BOOK JACKET
Witnessing : beyond recognition by Kelly Oliver( Book )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contemporary French feminism( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2007 in English and held by 301 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Contemporary French Feminism brings together a wide selection of different perspectives from some of the most exciting feminist writing in France today, including some of the most prominent writers in the field, such as Michele le Doeuff and Julia Kristeva. The majority of pieces in this selection have never before appeared in English translation, meaning that this volume makes many of the most recent debates in French feminism available to the English-speaking world for the first time. And as Lisa Walsh makes clear in the introduction, the essays presented here suggest the emergence of a whole new generation of French feminist thinkers - a 'third wave', whose approach to questions of equality and difference is quite distinct from that of earlier feminist thinkers in its attempt to move towards a new concept of the individual."--Jacket
Subjectivity without subjects : from abject fathers to desiring mothers by Kelly Oliver( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What do the Promise Keeper's Movement and the Million Man March reveal about our notions of masculinity and paternal responsibility? What can such films as Varda's Vagabond and Bergman's Persona tell us about contemporary notions of masculinity and femininity? In this provocative new book, well-known feminist and philosopher Kelly Oliver examines the dynamics of identity to develop a new theory which challenges traditional notions of paternity and maternity
Knock me up, knock me down : images of pregnancy in Hollywood films by Kelly Oliver( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No longer is pregnancy a shameful condition in Hollywood films, but an attractive attribute, often enhancing the romantic or comedic storyline of a female character. Oliver investigates this shift and its reflection of changing attitudes toward women's roles in reproduction and the family. Reading such films as Children of Men (2006), Knocked Up (2007), Juno (2007), Baby Mama (2008), Away We Go (2009), Precious (2009), The Back-up Plan (2010), Due Date (2010), and Twilight: Breaking Dawn (2011), Oliver investigates pregnancy as a vehicle for romance, a political issue of "choice," a representation of the hosting of "others," a prism for fears of miscegenation, and a screen for modern technological anxieties
Technologies of life and death : from cloning to capital punishment by Kelly Oliver( Book )

3 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ethical stakes in these debates are never far from political concerns such as enfranchisement, citizenship, oppression, racism, sexism, and the public policies that normalize them. Technologies of Life and Death thus provides pointers for rethinking dominant philosophical and popular assumptions about nature and nurture, chance and necessity, masculine and feminine, human and animal, and what it means to be a mother or a father
Enigmas : essays on Sarah Kofman( Book )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Living attention : on Teresa Brennan by Alice Jardine( Book )

7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As an internationally respected feminist philosopher, radical social and political theorist, and tireless activist, Teresa Brennan (1952-2003) was one of the most provocative thinkers of our time. Living Attention is a tribute to the significance of her thought and a testament to the transformative power of her life. This book demonstrates the scope of Brennan's thought as it continues to challenge academics, public intellectuals, and government leaders. Her concerns ranged from the implications of psychoanalytic theory to relations between men and women to the effects of globalization on our ecological system. The contributors to this volume--from a broad variety of disciplines, including philosophy, literature, government, literary and critical theory, and women's studies--take up Brennan's call to radical thinking and, by examining different aspects of Brennan's work, critically engage with her oeuvre
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Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the media
Alternative Names
Kelly Oliver Amerikaans filosofe

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English (160)

Women as weapons of war : Iraq, sex, and the mediaLanguage and liberation : feminism, philosophy, and languageReading Kristeva : unraveling the double-bindFeminist interpretations of Friedrich NietzscheFrench feminism readerEthics, politics, and difference in Julia Kristeva's writingsThe colonization of psychic space : a psychoanalytic social theory of oppressionWomanizing Nietzsche : philosophy's relation to the "feminine"