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. Sexing the Ethical Subject

Dave Boothroyd

in Ethical Subjects in Contemporary Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780748640096
eISBN:
9780748693795
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748640096.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

If, as argued in the previous chapter, ethics is necessarily read off of the surfaces of culture, then the body is one of the those surfaces and consequently sexual difference is arguably ... More


Mary and the Marionettes: Life, Sacrifice, and the Sexual Thing

Michael Naas

in Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239979
eISBN:
9780823240012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.003.0009
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at Derrida’s contention that religion’s attempt to indemnify a relationship to the holy or the sacrosanct takes the form of an absolute respect for life that sometimes requires a ... More


Mother Mime: Wagner and the Metaphysics of Sexual Difference

Adrian Daub

in Tristan's Shadow: Sexuality and the Total Work of Art after Wagner

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226082134
eISBN:
9780226082271
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226082271.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Opera

Wagner’s Tristan und Isolde concludes with a moment where the total work of art and the perfect love relationship coincide. This chapter discusses a situation that in many ways presents the flip side ... More


Sexual Difference in Potentiality and Actuality

Emanuela Bianchi

in The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

In this chapter, Aristotle’s understanding of being in terms of potentiality (dunamis) and actuality (energeia or entelecheia) in Metaphysics IX is analyzed in relation to sexual difference, and ... More


The Feminine Symptom: Aleatory Matter in the Aristotelian Cosmos

Emanuela Bianchi

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780823262182
eISBN:
9780823266449
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823262182.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy

The Feminine Symptom is a deconstructive, psychoanalytic, continental feminist study of Aristotle’s natural philosophy. It proposes that Aristotle’s theory of sexual reproduction is key to ... More


Sex in School: Educating the Junior High Students in Early Republican China

Jen-der Lee

in Gender, Health, and History in Modern East Asia

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9789888390908
eISBN:
9789888455096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888390908.003.0003
Subject:
History, Asian History

Nearly two hundred volumes of physiology and hygiene textbooks, together with governmental and other materials, are investigated in this chapter to illuminate the intricacies in drawing the moral ... More


Introduction

Jennifer Higginbotham

in The Girlhood of Shakespeare's Sisters: Gender, Transgression, Adolescence

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780748655908
eISBN:
9780748684397
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748655908.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter argues that it is time to rethink the two dominant scholarly models for conceptualizing early modern gender and social hierarchies in Shakespeare’s England: 1) the triangular ... More


The Passion of Literature: Genet in Laguna, Gide in Algiers

Michael Naas

in Miracle and Machine: Jacques Derrida and the Two Sources of Religion, Science, and the Media

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780823239979
eISBN:
9780823240012
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823239979.003.0011
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter looks at two important figures for Derrida, one of whom, Jean Genet, emerges right at the end of “Faith and Knowledge,” and the other, André Gide, who is not explicitly referred to in ... More


Traces, Specks, and Glimmers: Regulating Same-sex Attractions

Susan Potter

in Queer Timing: The Emergence of Lesbian Sexuality in Early Cinema

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042461
eISBN:
9780252051302
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042461.003.0003
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

The early cinema of attractions evidences a capacity for generating unruly and multivalent forms of erotic attraction and visual pleasure, even as it also registers transformations in sexual ... More


Manet’s abject Surrealism

Nicholas Chare

in Abject Visions: Powers of Horror in Art and Visual Culture

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780719096280
eISBN:
9781526109866
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.003.0004
Subject:
Art, Art History

Drawing on the work of Georges Bataille and Julia Kristeva, Nicholas Chare suggests that the Surrealist project possessed an underlying sadistic impulse that was prefigured in the art of Édouard ... More


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