Becoming-Woman: A Flight into Abstraction

@article{Howie2008BecomingWomanAF,
  title={Becoming-Woman: A Flight into Abstraction},
  author={Gillian Howie},
  journal={Deleuze Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={2},
  pages={83-106}
}
In this paper I argue that the idea ‘becoming-woman’ is an attempt to transform embodied experience but, because it is unable to concern itself with mechanisms, structures and processes of sexual differentiation, fails in this task. In the first section I elaborate the relationship between becoming-woman and Deleuze's ‘superior’ or ‘transcendental’ empiricism and suggest that problems can be traced back to an underlying Humean empiricism. Along with Hume, Deleuze, it seems, presumes a bundle… Expand

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