Hypatia 21 (3) (2006)
: This essay examines the connections between ignorance and abjection. Chanter relates Julia Kristeva's notion of abjection to the mechanisms of division found in feminist theory, race theory, film theory, and cultural theory. The neglect of the co-constitutive relationships among such categories as gender, race, and class produces abjection. If those categories are treated as separate parts of a person's identity that merely interlock or intermesh, they are rendered invisible and unknowable even in the very discourses about them. Race thus becomes gender's unthought other, just as gender becomes the excluded other of race. Via an exploration of Margaret's Museum and Casablanca, the author shows why the various sexual, racial, and nationalist dynamics of the two films cannot be reduced to class or commodity fetishism, following Karl Marx, or psychoanalytic fetishism, following Sigmund Freud and Jacques Lacan. Whether they are crystallized in Marxist or Lacanian terms, fetishistic currencies of exchange are haunted by an imaginary populated by unthought, abject figures. Ejected from the systems of exchange consecrated as symbolic, fragmented, dislocated, diseased body parts inform and constitute meaning.
|Keywords||No keywords specified (fix it)|
|Categories||categorize this paper)|
References found in this work BETA
No references found.
Citations of this work BETA
No citations found.
Similar books and articles
Immanence and Abjection in Simone de Beauvoir.Zeynep Direk - 2011 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 49 (1):49-72.
Formations of Class and Gender: Becoming Respectable.Beverley Skeggs - 1997 - Sage Publications.
Abjection and Ambiguity: Simone de Beauvoir's Legacy.Tina Chanter - 2000 - Journal of Speculative Philosophy 14 (2):138-155.
A Novel Interpretation of Plato's Theory of Forms.P. X. Monaghan - 2010 - Metaphysica 11 (1):63-78.
Spilling All Over the "Wide Fields of Our Passions": Frye, Butler, Wittgenstein and the Context(s) of Attention, Intention and Identity (Or: From Arm Wrestling Duck to Abject Being to Lesbian Feminist).Wendy Lee-Lampshire - 1999 - Hypatia 14 (3):1-16.
Kristeva and Levinas: Abjection and the Feminine.Tina Chanter - 2004 - Studies in Practical Philosophy 4 (1):54-70.
Beyond the Intersection: A New Culinary Metaphor for Race-Class-Gender Studies.Ivy Ken - 2008 - Sociological Theory 26 (2):152-172.
The Picture of Abjection: Film, Fetish, and the Nature of Difference by Chanter, Tina.Russell Ford - 2010 - Journal of Aesthetics and Art Criticism 68 (1):79-81.
Abjection, or Why Freud Introduces the Phallus: Identification, Castration Theory, and the Logic of Fetishism.Tina Chanter - 2004 - Southern Journal of Philosophy 42 (S1):48-66.
Added to index2009-01-28
Total downloads40 ( #123,583 of 2,143,762 )
Recent downloads (6 months)3 ( #227,097 of 2,143,762 )
How can I increase my downloads?
There are no threads in this forum
Nothing in this forum yet.