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Surveillance and transgender bodies in a post-9/ 11 era of neoliberalism

hypervisible – to state institutions? For whom is visibility an available political strategy, and at what cost?’ (Beauchamp 2013 : 52). And to this I would add, for whom is invisibility a political strategy? Sara Ahmed’s ( 2006 ) brilliant theorisation of racialised space, mobility, and movement comes to mind here as well. Building upon Ahmed’s ( 2006 : 139) argument that ‘[a]‌ phenomenology of “being stopped” might take us in a

in Security/ Mobility

the Gothic’ because of their ability to exploit ‘the manipulation of real-time experience within a Gothicised space’ (McEvoy 215). If we expand upon this, then the immersive and experiential nature of site-specific performance, manipulating the phenomenology of time and space, can elicit, amongst its spectators, a sensual, primal, and thrilling biological response to the production, as Kathleen Irwin explains: where physical traces of a building’s past operate metaphorically to render absent present [ sic ] and

in Adapting Frankenstein
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Evil, Genocide and the Limits of Recognition

. World: The third term of recognition Hegel gestures towards the possible political significance of evil as world annihilation but does not fully conceptualize this dynamic, and the more recent variants of recognition theory inspired by Hegel seem to offer little help in this regard. This underdeveloped but tantalizing aspect of his phenomenology of ‘voiding’ a shared world of

in Recognition and Global Politics

, to a large extent, on whether language is seen as a transparent conveyor of meaning or not. If language is seen as a neutral conveyor of meaning (as is mostly the case in phenomenology and symbolic interactionism), this naturally leads to little interest in the systematic study of linguistic practices and the language in texts. Discourse analysis Social constructivist approaches drawing on discourse

in Rethinking European Union Foreign Policy
Irigaray and Hegel

pronouncements on Antigone (as in Chanter 1995: 115). She discerns that the figure of Antigone in the literature is an equivocal one, and that most interpretations have been slanted by a ‘masculine’ viewpoint (1993b: 121). Her initial interrogations involve a sophisticated mimetic double play of the Hegelian rendition of Antigone in Phenomenology of Spirit (Hegel 1977). In disclosing Hegel’s biased assumptions, Irigaray reveals his ‘amazing vicious circle’ (Irigaray 1985a: 223) of quasi-logical manoeuvres that both exclude women and render them powerless, if they attempt to

in Divine love
Hannah Arendt’s Jewish writings

wrongs done by Jewish people and with those who attend only to the wrongs done to Jewish people. It gave genuine substance to her cosmopolitan ethos. Our cosmopolitan existence In her phenomenology of Jewish political consciousness, Arendt was critical of abstract forms of cosmopolitanism. She held that abstract cosmopolitanism could become merely a way of ‘evading reality’, the reality of who you are. She wrote of the ‘pathos

in Antisemitism and the left
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Empire and law, ‘Firmly united by the circle of the British diadem’

whiteness, see Radhika Mohanram, Imperial White: Race, Diaspora, and the British Empire (Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 2007 ); Sara Ahmed, ‘A Phenomenology of Whiteness’, Feminist Theory 8 ( 2007 ), pp. 149–168. For studies of whiteness in the eighteenth century, see Cecily Jones, Engendering Whiteness: White Women and Colonialism in Barbados and

in Britain and its internal others, 1750–1800
A case study in colonial Bildungskarikatur

. Among the complexities of employing novel theory of any sort as a heuristic for interpreting political cartoons, are certain differences in narrative form and their impact on the process of reading. A striking case is the incongruous phenomenologies of consumption enjoined by each genre. Infamously labelled by Henry James as ‘large loose baggy monsters’, nineteenth-century novels are long, and reading them requires the gradual accretion of detail and incident over a significant period of time; powers of memory and sublimation were particularly tested by the process of

in Comic empires
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editors emphasise in their Introduction, several of the book’s contributors explore how ‘pre-Cartesian psychophysiology may have affected early modern self-experience’, and the ways in which ‘the very language of physiology … helps determine phenomenology’. 6 While Reading the Early Modern Passions includes work that explores methods and approaches beyond Galenic humoralism – for example, the

in The Renaissance of emotion

is shared by all four hymns, the way in which the initial error is revealed and the amendment is proposed differentiates the earthly hymns from the heavenly hymns. In HL and HB , the initial attempt to praise love and beauty in universal and cosmogonical terms is abandoned when the speaker turns to his own experience and examines it in terms of what might be called a Platonist phenomenology. The stanzas of HL in particular provide mesmerizing visions of how desire generates the imaginative and cognitive processes that in turn give a new object to desire

in Spenser and Donne