This stage, which Lacan terms the "mirror stage," was a central moment in your development.

Kristeva sees the stage of abjection as "a precondition of narcissism" (13), which is to say, a precondition for the narcissism of the mirror stage, which comes next. 6-18 months of age. JULIA KRISTEVA: SEMIOTICS AND WOMEN LESLIE W. RABINE Julia Krist6va is usually associated with French structuralism, or more precisely, with the post-structuralist tendency of which she is one of the foremost critics and theoreticians. This article will discuss psychoanalytic feminism, not feminist psychoanalysis (i.e., except indirectly, it will not address ideas about developing feminist principles in clinical practice, although most of the authors discussed below are trained analysts). So although Kristeva points out the limitations of Lacanian theory, her criticism is from within a framework of investigating the boundaries between self and other that Lacan himself had put on the agenda. Psychoanalysis develops a theory of the unconscious that links sexuality and subjectivity ineluctably together. Home › Linguistics › Julia Kristeva: Intertextuality. Julia Kristeva: Intertextuality By Nasrullah Mambrol on March 22, 2016 • ( 9). However, despite Kristeva's intellectual stardom and broad reach, she is a contested figure, especially within that area of critical thought that is the subject matter of this book: contemporary feminist theory.

Julia Kristeva is known as rejecting feminism, nonetheless her work is useful for feminist theory.