[D-G] Politics of desire and the 21st century
g.fuller at uws.edu.au
Wed May 4 16:40:21 PDT 2005
some brief comments from around the blogosphere:
> At 08:30 AM 5/4/2005 -0800, you wrote:
> >So, I was reading an article by Badiou that was published in Le
> >the french ban on the hijab (islamic headscarf). I was struck by the
> >moments of strange conservativism in his tone, but then he moved
> >critique of sexuality as it exists now. And so I wondered (to pick
> >thread from an earlier discussion here) if the Deleuzian insistance
> >politics of desire was not a relic of the late 60's. Have we not
> >acheived this proliferation of sexual desires and sexual identities
> >found that they interfere very little in the movement of Capital.
> >I am a little turned around here, been reading too many men in
> >uncomfortable pants (i.e. Zizek, Lacan, etc.) but isn't desire a
> >or better yet a dead road, for politics.
> >Just want the discussion and then we can return to the "rhizomatic
> >the sets my soul upon a line of flight to great Georgejacksonutopia
> >escapes and failed escapes and lost lusts"
> Dear Sid,
> Great idea/line for discussion -- could you provide the ref to the
> Badiou/Le Monde piece and/or URL where I can download it? The reason
> is that, having just taught a segment (to undergrads no less!) on the
> law, I hesitate to make any comments that swerve toward theory
> having read how the author (in this case Badiou) expresses
> the various position on this issue get so nuanced.
> FYI, I have had my students read the rather amazing Jane Kramer essay
> this issue from The New Yorker Nov 22, 2004, "Taking the Veil".
> CJ Stivale
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