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Frottage: Frictions of Intimacy across the Black Diaspora

Keguro Macharia

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781479881147
eISBN:
9781479802500
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479881147.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

“Frottage” elaborates a conceptual framework for the book. It describes how black diasporic geohistories reframe queer studies and how queer studies, in turn, reframe black diaspora studies. I ... More


The Ethics of Uprootedness: Emmanuel Levinas's Postwar Project

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In “Existentialism and Anti-Semitism,” Emmanuel Levinas claims that Jean-Paul Sartre, in his essay Réflexions sur la question juive, failed to acknowledge the internal meaning and essence of Judaism ... More


Literary Unrest: Maurice Blanchot's Rewriting of Levinas

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

This chapter considers Maurice Blanchot and Emmanuel Levinas in dialogue to reveal a theory of the trope. It argues that Blanchot approaches Levinas's account of ethics and Judaism with a concern for ... More


Conclusion

in The Figural Jew: Politics and Identity in Postwar French Thought

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226315119
eISBN:
9780226315133
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226315133.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Philosophy of Religion

In his 2005 book entitled Circonstances, 3: Portées du mot “juif,” the French thinker Alain Badiou describes the true meaning of the “authentic Jew.” This chapter argues that the figural Jew is ... More


Underdevelopment, Migration, and Dislocation: Postcolonial Histories of Colonial Psychiatry

in Colonial Madness: Psychiatry in French North Africa

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226429724
eISBN:
9780226429779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226429779.003.0007
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter explores the broad legacy of colonial psychiatry for the relationship between France and North Africa in the post-colonial era. Through an analysis of post-colonial film, literature, and ... More


Encounters

Charles Price

in Becoming Rasta: Origins of Rastafari Identity in Jamaica

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814767467
eISBN:
9780814768464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814767467.003.0005
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Religion

This chapter draws on the stories of the Rastafari themselves to reveal why and how they became Rastafari, and how they utilize the justice motifs. The justice motifs function, among other ways, as ... More


George Eliot’s Spot of a Native Land: Adam Bede Becomes Daniel Deronda

Vincent P. Pecora

in Land and Literature in a Cosmopolitan Age

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852148
eISBN:
9780191886669
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852148.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature

George Eliot reimagines what it means to belong to the land. In Adam Bede, Eliot explores both the importance of attachment to a rural life-world and the religious revival of Methodism. The ... More


Simone Weil’s Uprooted

Lyndsey Stonebridge

in Placeless People: Writings, Rights, and Refugees

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780198797005
eISBN:
9780191838637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198797005.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

For Simone Weil, deracination was the tragic condition of modern times, affecting not only refugees and the dispossessed, but all who capitalism and colonialism had torn from their roots. This ... More


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