The first complete translation into English of Sarah Kofman’s only book-length study of her former teacher demonstrates the essentially affirmative and open-ended nature of Derridean
deconstruction. It also shows the ways in which Kofman’s thinking shaped Derrida’s work, especially around the topic of sexual difference. This volume will help English readers to reconsider
the relation of deconstruction to current political theory as well as to research into the post-human, biopolitics, globalised political theory, and the on-going transformation and displacement
of philosophy by the methods of cultural studies. Readings of Derrida will help redress a gap in Derrida scholarship, as well as highlight Kofman’s contribution to 20th-century French feminism.