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Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Elliot R. Wolfson

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The book explores the codependency of monotheism and idolatry by examining the thought of several prominent twentieth-century Jewish philosophers—Hermann Cohen, Martin Buber, Franz Rosenzweig, and ... More


Identity Is Not a Figure

Jean-Luc Nancy

in Identity: Fragments, Frankness

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823256105
eISBN:
9780823261314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823256105.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

In chapter 3, Nancy argues that to engage a debate on national identity in this way is a “deadly process” (processus mortifère), in the sense that it closes off identities from what makes them alive. ... More


Becoming Other: The Posthuman and the Teen Movie

Frances Smith

in Rethinking the Hollywood Teen Movie: Gender, Genre and Identity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474413091
eISBN:
9781474438452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474413091.003.0006
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In 1999, N. Katherine Hayles argued that ‘we are all posthuman now’ owing to our daily interactions with intelligent machines. If moral panics about the time teenagers spend with screen media are to ... More


Concluding Remarks

Christopher Watkin

in Phenomenology or Deconstruction?: The Question of Ontology in Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Paul Ricoeur and Jean-Luc Nancy

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780748637591
eISBN:
9780748671847
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748637591.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This concluding section returns to the three sets of questions detailed in the introduction: the relation between phenomenology and deconstruction, the problem of alterity and coherence, and the ... More


Saving Business from Culture: Cross-Cultural Training and Multicultural Performances

Heather Hindman

in Mediating the Global: Expatria's Forms and Consequences in Kathmandu

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780804786515
eISBN:
9780804788557
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804786515.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Global

Culture plays a central role in why workers go overseas and the challenges they encounter. This chapter looks at how the culture concept has been addressed within the business community and ... More


Tristes Tropiques: The Search for Correspondence and the Logic of the Sensible

Vincent Debaene

in Far Afield: French Anthropology between Science and Literature

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780226106908
eISBN:
9780226107233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226107233.003.0010
Subject:
Anthropology, Social and Cultural Anthropology

Although texts written by Lévi-Strauss at the end of the 1930s indicate that his research trip to Brazil was made in search of a supposedly pure form of alterity, the structure and content of Tristes ... More


The Dark Side of Desire: Racial-Sexual Alterity and the Play of Race

Ariane Cruz

in The Color of Kink: Black Women, BDSM, and Pornography

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479809288
eISBN:
9781479899425
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479809288.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines black women’s participation in BDSM and how these performances illustrate a complex and contradictory brokering of pain, pleasure, and power for the black female performer. I ... More


Lisbon as Destination: Josep Pla's Iberianism through His Travels to Portugal

Joan Ramon Resina

in Iberian Modalities: A Relational Approach to the Study of Culture in the Iberian Peninsula

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318337
eISBN:
9781846317880
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318337.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

In Direcció Lisboa, Josep Pla effects a redistribution of Iberian cultural space. The Civil War had forced him to accept the utopian character of the Iberian federation, and the demise of this ... More


Writing at the Margins: Postcolonialism, Exoticism and the Politics of Cultural Value (from The Postcolonial Exotic)

Graham Huggan

in Bourdieu and Postcolonial Studies

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9781781382967
eISBN:
9781781384084
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781382967.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter reprints the introduction to The Postcolonial Exotic to set the stage for all of the Bourdieu-inspired approaches to postcolonial studies that will follow. Huggan shows how the ... More


Echo of the Otherwise and the Lure of Theolatry

Elliot R. Wolfson

in Giving Beyond the Gift: Apophasis and Overcoming Theomania

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9780823255702
eISBN:
9780823260911
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823255702.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter explores the intricacies of Levinas's reflections on transcendence in the various stages of his intellectual biography, particularly as they relate to the tropes of the infinite and ... More


Possession Play: On Cinema, Reenactment, and Trance in the Cologne Tribes

Anja Dreschke

in Trance Mediums and New Media: Spirit Possession in the Age of Technical Reproduction

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823253807
eISBN:
9780823260966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823253807.003.0013
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Cologne Tribes are an association of around 80 clubs from Cologne whose members re-enact the lifeworlds of ‘foreign’ cultures and/or ancient epochs as a leisure time activity. The chapter ... More


Descartes Needs Rereading

Kyoo Lee

in Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

What does it mean to read the Meditations and otherwise? And why? The suggestion is to watch the process, its cinematographic temporality, up close, with meditatively intimacy, by exploring the ... More


A Stage Setup: Reframing “Jeux Descartes”

Kyoo Lee

in Reading Descartes Otherwise: Blind, Mad, Dreamy, and Bad

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780823244843
eISBN:
9780823250738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823244843.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Logic/Philosophy of Mathematics

Here is a call for a renewal of the operative terms of Cartesianism, a rediscovery of the contemporaneity of Cartesian reflection: utilize the imaginative freedom and power of the Cogito, “the sparks ... More


Introduction: The Subject of Freedom

Gabriela Basterra

in The Subject of Freedom: Kant, Levinas

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780823265145
eISBN:
9780823266883
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823265145.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

But aren't Kant and Levinas unexpected interlocutors? Doesn't Levinas level his critique precisely against the Kantian all-encompassing and free subject of the law? An approach to their thinking that ... More


Gothic and the Question of Ethics: Otherness, Alterity, Violence

Dale Townshend

in The Gothic and Theory: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9781474427777
eISBN:
9781474465083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427777.003.0015
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter explores the affinities between the Gothic mode and Emmanuel Levinas's account of alterity, absolute otherness, responsibility and the ethics of the face-to-face encounter. Commencing ... More


Irreconcilability

Aaron W. Hughes

in Rethinking Jewish Philosophy: Beyond Particularism and Universalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199356812
eISBN:
9780199358199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199356812.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism, Philosophy of Religion

Provides an analysis of the ambiguous, if not impossible, intersection of the universal and the particular. That which is accessible to all, irrespective of ethnicity or religion, ultimately must ... More


Nizam al-Mulk and Alterity

Neguin Yavari

in The Future of Iran's Past: Nizam al-Mulk Remembered

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780190855109
eISBN:
9780190943219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190855109.003.0004
Subject:
History, Middle East History

Alterity is inflected with allegorical valences in Nizam al-Mulk’s biographies. Medieval historians imagined the vizier as the sultan’s alter ego: he is old and wise, learned and vigilant, Persian ... More


National and Racial Aesthetics

Peter Childs

in The Edinburgh Companion to D. H. Lawrence and the Arts

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474456623
eISBN:
9781474496056
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474456623.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter examines the travels of D. H. Lawrence, particularly to Italy and Mexico, alongside his interest in ‘Primitivism’ and the idea of a ‘Spirit of Place’. The discussion considers Lawrence’s ... More


Performance, Moving Image, Installation: The Making of Body of War and Faith

Isabel Rocamora

in Cinematic Intermediality: Theory and Practice

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
September 2021
ISBN:
9781474446341
eISBN:
9781474495233
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474446341.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

In this chapter, moving image artist Isabel Rocamora reflects on the thematic, aesthetic and philosophical concerns that drive her intermedial art practice. The essay traces the ways in which core ... More


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