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dc.contributor.authorPiotrowska, Agnieszka
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-18T08:56:31Z
dc.date.available2020-09-18T08:56:31Z
dc.date.issued2016-09-19
dc.identifier.citationPiotrowska A (2016) 'On touching and speaking in (post) (de) colonial discourse - from lessing to Marechera and Veit-Wild', in Piotrowska A, Tyrer B (ed(s).). Psychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable: From culture to the clinic, Taylor and Francis Inc. pp.74-93.en_US
dc.identifier.isbn9781138954977
dc.identifier.doi10.4324/9781315666655-15
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10547/624517
dc.description.abstractJean-Luc Nancy in his seminal book on the body and its significance in history of philosophy Corpus makes a point that the body and the discussions about it ought to be open. He says that in reflecting on it he did not want to: produce the effect of a closed or finite thing, because when we talk about the body we talk about something entirely opposed to the closed and the finite. With the body, we speak about something open and infinite, about the opening of closure itself, the infinite of the finite itself. (2008: 122) This particular reflection came upon him whilst walking through the streets of Paris to give a lecture on the body. Suddenly, he heard about the atrocities in Bosnia and felt compelled to abandon his well-prepared talk and instead find an open space to talk about the links between the body, the soul and our place in the world. He says in his book, “Body is certitude shattered and blown to bits” (ibid.: 3), a phrase that in the age of terrorist attacks sounds particularly ominous.en_US
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dc.publisherTaylor and Francis Inc.en_US
dc.relation.urlhttps://www.taylorfrancis.com/books/e/9781315666655/chapters/10.4324/9781315666655-15en_US
dc.subjectcolonialismen_US
dc.titleOn touching and speaking in (post) (de) colonial discourse - from lessing to Marechera and Veit-Wilden_US
dc.title.alternativePsychoanalysis and the Unrepresentable: From culture to the clinicen_US
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dc.date.updated2020-09-18T08:54:23Z
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