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The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Irving Goh

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book proposes a theory of the reject, a more adequate figure than the subject for thinking friendship, love, community, democracy, the postsecular, and the posthuman. Through close readings of ... More


Introduction: Let’s Drop the Subject

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The chapter revisits Nancy’s question of “who comes after the subject?”, spelling out the problems associated with the subject. It then critiques some of the responses to Nancy, especially those by ... More


Clinamen, or The Auto-Reject for “Posthuman” Futures

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter takes critical distance with regard to turning to others so as to theorize or put into effect the auto-reject. This will have a certain impact on contemporary “posthuman” discourse, ... More


Conclusion: Incompossibility, Being-in-Common, Abandonment, and the Auto-Reject

Irving Goh

in The Reject: Community, Politics, and Religion after the Subject

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262687
eISBN:
9780823266371
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262687.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

The conclusion resituates the question of the reject in terms of what Nancy calls “being-in-common.” According to Nancy, “being-in-common” concerns the way every existent in the world coexists with ... More


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