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THREE: Responsibility

Judith Butler

in Giving an Account of Oneself

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823225033
eISBN:
9780823235230
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823225033.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter considers diachronic and synchronic efforts to establish the emergence of the subject, including the ethical implications of these accounts of subject formation. It also studies Adorno's ... More


Ambivalent Desires of Responsibility: Laplanche and Psychoanalytic Translations

Annika Thiem

in Unbecoming Subjects: Judith Butler, Moral Philosophy, and Critical Responsibility

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2011
ISBN:
9780823228980
eISBN:
9780823235865
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fso/9780823228980.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

Thinking about subject formation in the place of a theory of the subject means considering the histories and processes of this formation not as external or prior to what ... More


Law in Crisis: The Ecstatic Subject of Natural Disaster

Ruth A. Miller

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804762564
eISBN:
9780804772426
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804762564.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Environmental and Energy Law

Taking natural disaster as the political and legal norm is uncommon. Taking a person who has become unstable and irrational during a disaster as the starting point for legal analysis is equally ... More


Diffusion

Evonne Levy

in Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

Diffusion is a key element in propaganda. As a directed form of communication, propaganda constitutively looks to its reception. The nineteenth-century concept of the Jesuit Style is the most ... More


Introducing Desiring Subjects

Sherine Hafez

in An Islam of Her Own: Reconsidering Religion and Secularism in Women's Islamic Movements

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814773031
eISBN:
9780814790724
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814773031.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides an overview of the book's main themes. This book describes the geographies of desire that underlie subject formation in women's Islamic activism in Egypt. It attempts to further ... More


Postscript from Berlin

Evonne Levy

in Propaganda and the Jesuit Baroque

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520233577
eISBN:
9780520928633
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233577.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This book has shown that Jesuit architecture had been neutralized with time—both with the receding of the political heat on the Jesuits and the emergence of more threatening ideologies and their ... More


Queering Celie’s Same-Sex Desire: Impossible Mourning, Trauma, and Heterosexual Failure in Alice Walker’s

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter places psychoanalytic theories of melancholia in conversation with Walker's The Color Purple to show how “deviant” desire is engendered within and maintained by racialized ... More


Conclusion: Micropractices in Macrocosm

Elizabeth Pérez

in Religion in the Kitchen: "Cooking, Talking, and the Making of Black Atlantic Traditions"

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781479861613
eISBN:
9781479803217
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479861613.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The conclusion brings the book’s argument concerning Black Atlantic traditions to bear on “world religions” more generally. Grappling with questions of autonomy, agency, and servitude raised by ... More


Conclusion

Mun Young Cho

in The Specter of "the People": Urban Poverty in Northeast China

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451652
eISBN:
9780801467431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451652.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This concluding chapter illustrates how questions about the personal experience of poverty often overlap with very different questions about how to overcome the nation's poverty through continuous ... More


Commercial Flows and Bounded Landscapes in between Empires

Gunnel Cederlöf

in Founding an Empire on India's North-Eastern Frontiers, 1790-1840: Climate, Commerce, Polity

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780198090571
eISBN:
9780199082797
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198090571.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces three key debates and their historiographies in environmental and colonial history, which are central to the study. These are, first, the integration of climate history and ... More


The Politics of Dialogic Imagination: Power and Popular Culture in Early Modern Japan

Katsuya Hirano

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226060422
eISBN:
9780226060736
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226060736.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

The government of early modern Japan (1603-1868), the Tokugawa shogunate, consistently demonstrated a keen interest in regulating the outwardly inconsequential urban popular culture of Edo ... More


Cultural Identity Theory and Education: What We Have Learned About Selves and Others

Luis Urrieta Jr.

in Cultural Constructions of Identity: Meta-Ethnography and Theory

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
June 2018
ISBN:
9780190676087
eISBN:
9780190676117
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190676087.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Developmental Psychology

This chapter presents a selective overview of the study of identity. Identity is defined broadly as self-understandings, especially those with strong emotional resonances, and often marked with ... More


The Melancholy of Faith: Reading the Gendered and Sexual Politics of Testifying in James Baldwin’s and

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter addresses the question of how unresolved racial grief works through the demands of capital, racialization, and sacred ritual practice to enact a gender hierarchy. It thinks through James ... More


Ritual Subjects: Homa in Chinese Translations and Manuals from the Sixth through Eighth Centuries

Charles D. Orzech (ed.)

in Homa Variations: The Study of Ritual Change across the Longue Durée

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780199351572
eISBN:
9780199351602
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351572.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This chapter demonstrates the ongoing relation between India and China, in which changes to the practice of the homa in China are the consequence of developments in India. Although mentioned earlier, ... More


Coda: On Conformity to the Category of Time (Race)

Jermaine Singleton

in Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter summarizes key themes and presents some final thoughts. This book has attempted to demonstrate that America continues to suffer from the immaterial dimensions of the legacy of slavery ... More


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