The Passenger: Paul Virilio and Feminism

Theory, Culture and Society 16 (5-6):201-214 (1999)


This article argues that, at first, there appears to be little space for feminism in Virilio's general critique of the loss of physical and mental territories under the impact of technologies and teletechnologies. Allusions to women are mainly taken up in general arguments about progressive immobilization of humans. One exception, however, is a recurring passage of woman as carrier of man. This scene makes of woman a privileged mediator between immanence and movement and, through the introduction of Eros, even between physical, grounded space and ungrounded mobility.

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