Derrida's work reflects and engages with the tradition of Western metaphysics going back to Plato promoting an understanding of the critique of phallogocentrism
as a response to the Western metaphysical tradition.
Haraway draws attention to knowledge " 'ruled by phallogocentrism
(nostalgia for the presence of the one true Word) and disembodied vision' " by introducing concepts of shared life experience that are "less patriarchal, authoritarian, and anthropocentric" (quoted in Bertens 215).
Given that this concept of 'the human' was colonized by phallogocentrism
, it has come to be identified with male, white, heterosexual, Christian, property owning, standard language speaking citizens.
At the same time, Nash spends ten pages carefully establishing the fact that Peter Brooks's 1984 Reading for the Plot is phallocentric, hardly news to those of us who have been resisting Brooks's phallogocentrism
since the 1990s.
This gesture is important not only for queer studies, but also for feminist literary criticism, which often must contend with a tradition of phallogocentrism
If the term phallogocentrism
is one that signals a movement beyond the division of speech and writing, presence and absence, fact and fiction, by revealing the constitutive dependence of the masculine major on the feminine minor, then it continues to exist as a significant trace in the contemporary speech-writing system of humanities research: 'The trace does not appear as such, but the logic of its path in a text can be mimed by a deconstructive intervention and hence brought to the fore' (JD).
Milla's story is further problematized for the reader because it is skewed by what French feminists have called the discourses of phallogocentrism
The paper generates insights about Wittig's account of sex as a fictive category, her intrinsic examination of the connection between the regime of heterosexuality and the categories of sex, her interest with feminism and anticolonial battles, and her substitution of phallogocentrism
In the light of the acousmaticity of the cry, Gertrude eschews identifying the female/feminine as the source, origin, or cause of the cry (as is rampantly the case in Surrealism and Expressionism (see Caws 1993, 17-30, 50-64), in which case, the female would have been susceptible to becoming a phantasmatic spectacle/scene for the specular subject of scopophilic economy; a situational dynamic, which is blatantly symptomatic of and informed by ocularcentrism and phallogocentrism
description of the creative process can be seen as typical examples of the strategies of logocentrism, or more specifically phallogocentrism
Such an experience also requires the collapse of phallogocentrism
by shattering the Same/Other opposition that has hitherto characterized Western cultural and philosophical thought.
Though his ultimate goal is to critique Lacan's phallogocentrism
(Johnson 226), Derrida's invocation of the phallus's role in determining subject positions makes a case for the nature of detective fiction as a whole.