In Love and Friendship
Cavarero’s relational ethics uses the trope of motherhood, illustrated by Leonardo’s Madonna, to critique the rectitude of patriarchal order. But, the assertion of “fundamental” interdependence imposes a new “correct” schema. The method Cavarero uses of “repositioning our gaze” in order to unveil offers greater promise although rather than unveiling or revealing something that is hidden, it is perhaps of more use in showing what we have always known—but showing it differently such that it can be challenged. This etude accordingly repositions Cavarero’s Madonna within queer Mariology, using the method of “repositioning the gaze” to undermine patriarchal rectitude, whilst using Honig’s passionate ambivalence to ensure we perpetually question the extent to which we may need any new “fundamental” schematism.
Fordham Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.