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    And God Created Woman.Bettina Bergo - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:83-118.
    This article reads Levinas’s “And God Created Woman” in light of its socio-political context, Mai soixante-huit. It explores themes from his “Judaism and Revolution,” in which he reframed concepts of revolution, exegesis, the revolutionary, and human alienation. Following these themes, which run subtly through his Talmudic remarks on women and indirectly on feminism, I examine his arguments about a “signification beyond universality” and the fraught relationship between formal equity in gender relations and the practice of justice, as embodied by the (...)
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    Editors' Introduction.Robert Bernasconi & Peter Giannopoulos - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:1-2.
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    Dwelling in Carceral Space.Lisa Guenther - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:61-82.
    What is the relationship between prisons designed to lock people in and suburban fortresses designed to lock people out? Building on Jonathan Simon’s account of “homeowner citizenship,” I argue that the gated community is the structural counterpart to the prison in a neoliberal carceral state. Levinas’s account of the ambiguity of dwelling—as shelter for our constitutive relationality, as a site of mastery or possessive isolation, and as the opening of hospitality—helps to articulate what is at stake in homeowner citizenship, beyond (...)
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    Interrogating the Doctrine of the Univocity of Being.Aminah Hasan-Birdwell - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:119-140.
    This paper attends to Emmanuel Levinas’s criticism of the univocity doctrine as it pertains to Baruch Spinoza and in view of Gilles Deleuze’s interpretation. The analysis will have a narrow focus on univocity because it will exclusively treat the univocity of cause in Spinoza and its ethical and political implications. Narrowing the approach will illustrate the importance of the doctrine in Levinas’s minor engagements with the modern philosopher and its convergence with Deleuze’s project in Difference and Repetition and Expressionism in (...)
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    Cynthia D. Coe. Levinas and the Trauma of Responsibility: The Ethical Significance of Time.Cathrine Bjørnholt Michaelsen - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:185-191.
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  6. Killing in the Name of Care.Joel Michael Reynolds - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:141-164.
    On 26 July 2016, Satoshi Uematsu murdered 19 and injured 26 at a caregiving facility in Sagamihara, Japan, making it the country’s worst mass killing since WWII. In this article, I offer an analysis of the Sagamihara 19 massacre. I draw on the work of Julia Kristeva and Emmanuel Levinas to argue that claims about disability experience are insufficient to justify normative projects. In short, disability is normatively ambiguous.
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    The Ethics of the Survivor.François-David Sebbah & Mérédith Laferté-Coutu - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:3-60.
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    A Broken Fast.Timothy Stock - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:165-184.
    “The gift of bread from my mouth” serves as a byword for “Levinasian ethics,” the precise meaning of which is often taken for granted. It is not at all clear that a prescriptive ethics could ever be derived from these passages; it is also a hyperbole for responsibility. Discussion of this figure almost universally ignores the parallel, and explicitly ethical, discussion of Isaiah 58, where the breaking of bread represents the perplexity of hunger, the rejection of oppression, and the proximity (...)
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  9. Moshe Gold and Sandor Goodhart, Eds., with Kent Lehnhof. Of Levinas and Shakespeare: “To See Another Thus.”.Zachary Tavlin - 2018 - Levinas Studies 12:192-195.
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