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Socrates 1

C. C. W. Taylor

in Pleasure, Mind, and Soul: Selected Papers in Ancient Philosophy

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199226399
eISBN:
9780191710209
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226399.003.0017
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

This chapter contains a brief account of Socrates' life, including his trial and death, Socratic literature, Socrates' thought, including ethics and religion, and Socrates' later influence. It ... More


Dismembering the Ducat in The Merchant of Venice

David Landreth

in The Face of Mammon: The Matter of Money in English Renaissance Literature

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199773299
eISBN:
9780199932665
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199773299.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Shakespeare Studies, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

Everyone knows that The Merchant of Venice is all about money, but if the characters of the play know it too, they do their best to avoid saying so. This chapter examines the variety of ways in which ... More


The Disavowed Community

Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823273843
eISBN:
9780823273898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823273843.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Over thirty years after Maurice Blanchot writes The Unavowable Community (1983)—a book that offered a critical response to an early essay by Jean-Luc Nancy on “the inoperative community”—Nancy ... More


Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Grace Kyungwon Hong

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book utilizes “difference” as theorized by women of color feminists to analyse works of cultural production by people of color as expressing a powerful antidote to the erasures of contemporary ... More


Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew

Jeffrey S. Librett

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262915
eISBN:
9780823266401
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262915.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

Orientalism and the Figure of the Jew proposes a new way of understanding modern Orientalism. Retracing the path of modern Orientalist thought in German across crucial writings from the eighteenth to ... More


Little Black Sambo, I’m Going to Eat You Up!

Ian Bogost

in How To Talk About Videogames

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816699117
eISBN:
9781452952406
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816699117.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter looks at the controversial appearance of a racial slur in a game about language and how that teaches one about our expectations for language, and games. The focuse of this chapter is on ... More


Neoliberal Disavowal and the Politics of the Impossible

Grace Kyungwon Hong

in Death Beyond Disavowal: The Impossible Politics of Difference

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780816695263
eISBN:
9781452952352
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816695263.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

The Introduction begins by looking at the meaning of the word “difference” in relation to Audre Lorde’s essay called “Learning from the 60s,” which demanded that everyone regardless of their race ... More


Žižekian ‘Perversions’: The Lure of Antigone and the Fetishism of the Act

Yannis Stavrakakis

in The Lacanian Left: Psychoanalysis, Theory, Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748619801
eISBN:
9780748672073
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748619801.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

Zizek's thoughts on capitalism, ‘the radical act’, and the ethico-political example of Antigone, are often presented as integral parts of a Lacan-inspired radical political philosophy. Hence, the ... More


The Time of Our Melancholy: Zola's Débâcle

Peter Starr

in Commemorating Trauma: The Paris Commune and Its Cultural Aftermath

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780823226030
eISBN:
9780823240920
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823226030.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

The aim of this chapter is to use the concept of “confusion” in the wide range of its manifestations in La Débâcle—military, historical, ideological, sexual, and so on—to unpack the several forms of ... More


Foreclosing God: Heidegger, Lacan, and Kristeva

Clayton Crockett

in Interstices of the Sublime: Theology and Psychoanalytic Theory

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823227211
eISBN:
9780823235308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823227211.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

This chapter considers the complex topic of foreclosure and combines a reading of Freud and Lacan with a consideration of Heidegger and Julia Kristeva. Foreclosure is not the same as disavowal. The ... More


Homosexuality in the action film

Lisa Purse

in Contemporary Action Cinema

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748638178
eISBN:
9780748670857
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748638178.003.0008
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Using Bad Boys II, Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang, Alexander, Spider-Man 3 and 300 as illustrative case studies, this chapter maps out homosexuality's status as both structuring presence and structuring ... More


Remembering Babylon

Don Randall

in David Malouf

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719068324
eISBN:
9781781701140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719068324.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses Marlouf's Remembering Babylon, a novel that serves as the cornerstone of his reputation. It shows that this novel brings into focus the specifically postcolonial aspects of ... More


The Empire Whisperer: Niall Ferguson’s Misdirection, Disavowal, and the Perilousness of Neoliberal Time

Jeanne Morefield

in Empires Without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2014
ISBN:
9780199387328
eISBN:
9780199345397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199387328.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter examines the metanarrative histories of Harvard historian and media personality Niall Ferguson. It begins by analyzing Ferguson’s growing influence on political culture and discusses the ... More


Conclusion

Jane Anna Gordon

in Creolizing Political Theory: Reading Rousseau through Fanon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823254811
eISBN:
9780823260881
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823254811.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This conclusion explains how creolizing political theory is different from the comparative political theory of Fred Dallmayr, Roxanne Euben, Michaelle Browers, Leigh Jenco, Farah Godrej, and Andrew ... More


I Wish the Hour Were Over: Elements of a Moral Dilemma

in Moral Stealth: How "Correct Behavior" Insinuates Itself into Psychotherapeutic Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301204
eISBN:
9780226301365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301365.003.0008
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

A patient in psychoanalysis, shortly after contemplating and then voicing agreement with an interpretation that had been offered, announced an intense urge to get up and leave—that is, wishing the ... More


The Disavowal of Slave Agency

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter begins with an analysis of two republican notions of freedom, the first articulated by Hannah Arendt: freedom in the founding of non-sovereign human action; and the second developed by ... More


Beginnings and Endings, Part Two: The Poetics of Similitude and Disavowal at Utopia's Gates

Yvette Christiansë

in Toni Morrison: An Ethical Poetics

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823239153
eISBN:
9780823239191
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239153.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the poetics of similitude and disavowal in Toni Morrison's novel A Mercy. It suggests that this work is Morrison's attempt to separate race from slavery and to see it and its ... More


Choosing Up Sides

in Moral Stealth: How "Correct Behavior" Insinuates Itself into Psychotherapeutic Practice

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226301204
eISBN:
9780226301365
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226301365.003.0013
Subject:
Society and Culture, Ethical Issues and Debates

In answering a question about his personal struggle with moral issues, one analyst with a wide range of experience said that his entire life of practice had had to do with moral quandaries of one ... More


Introduction

Christopher Peterson

in Bestial Traces: Race, Sexuality, Animality

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823245208
eISBN:
9780823252602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245208.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This introductory chapter asks how speciesism engenders the bestialization of racial and sexual others. How does the stereotype of the black ape work to disavow the Darwinian principle of a ... More


Prospero’s Humiliation

Harry Berger

in The Perils of Uglytown: Studies in Structural Misanthropology from Plato to Rembrandt

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823245161
eISBN:
9780823252657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823245161.003.0014
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter offers a reading of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, with particular emphasis on the humiliation of Prospero, the play’s protagonist. Prospero was the duke of Milan who was forced to ... More


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