Totality Inside Out

The re-imagined account of capitalist totality that appears in this volume illuminates the material interlinkages between discrepant social phenomena, forms of oppression, and group histories, offering multiple entry points for readers who ...

Author: Kevin Floyd


ISBN: 0823298191


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Totality Inside Out

For many readers, totality may seem old-fashioned and outdated, a dusty relic of a mid-century moment in which historical materialists could theorize capitalism—and its end—without also contending with a bottomed-out rate of profit, ...

Author: Kevin Floyd

Publisher: Fordham University Press

ISBN: 9780823298211

Category: Literary Criticism

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However divergent their analyses may be in other ways, some prominent anti-capitalist critics have remained critical of contemporary debates over reparative justice for groups historically oppressed and marginalized on the basis of race, gender, sexual identity, sexual preference, and/or ability, arguing that the most these struggles can hope to produce is a more diversity-friendly capital. Meanwhile, scholars of gender and sexuality as well as race and ethnic studies maintain that, by elevating the socioeconomic above other logics of domination, anti-capitalist thought fails to acknowledge specific forms and experiences of subjugation. The thinkers and activists who appear in Totality Inside Out reject this divisive logic altogether. Instead, they aim for a more expansive analysis of our contemporary moment to uncover connected sites of political struggle over racial and economic justice, materialist feminist and queer critique, climate change, and aesthetic value. The re-imagined account of capitalist totality that appears in this volume illuminates the material interlinkages between discrepant social phenomena, forms of oppression, and group histories, offering multiple entry points for readers who are interested in exploring how capitalism shapes integral relations within the social whole. Contributors: Brent Ryan Bellamy, Sarah Brouillette, Sarika Chandra, Chris Chen, Joshua Clover, Tim Kreiner, Arthur Scarritt, Zoe Sutherland, Marina Vishmidt

Levinas Law Politics

The feminine, in other words, stands for interiority and justice turned inside out, that is to say exposed. Levinas says in Totality and Infinity: 'It would seem that between the different surfaces there exists a more profound ...

Author: Marinos Diamantides

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135308582

Category: Law

Page: 232

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Emmanuel Levinas' re-formulation of subjectivity, responsibility and the good has radically influenced post-structuralist thought. Political and legal theory, however, have only marginally profited from his moral philosophy. Levinas' theme of one's infinite responsibility for the other has often been romanticized by some advocates of multiculturalism and natural justice. In this volume, political theorists, philosophers and legal scholars critically engage with this idealization of Levinas’ ethics. The authors show that his crucial formulation of the idea of 'the other in me' does not offer a quick cure for today's nationalist, racist and religious divides. Nor does his notion of anarchic responsibility provide immediate relief for the agony of dealing with matters of life and death. The rebelliousness of Levinas' thought is rediscovered here and used to challenge preconceptions of social, legal and individual responsibility.

Morally Demanding Infinite Responsibility

Derrida points out that “Levinas deprives himself of the very foundation and possibility of his own language [so] [w]hat ... an Archimedean point beyond the inside-outside totality of same and other in which the exteriority of Being (as ...

Author: Julio Andrade

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030616304

Category: Philosophy

Page: 204

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This book presents a conceptual mapping of supererogation in the analytic moral philosophical tradition. It first asks whether supererogation can be conceptualised in the absence of obligation or duty and then makes the case that it can be. It does so by enlisting the resources of the continental tradition, specifically using the work of Emmanuel Levinas and his notion of infinite responsibility. In so doing the book contributes to the ongoing efforts to create a common ethical terminology between the analytic and continental traditions within moral philosophy. Supererogatory actions are praiseworthy actions that go ‘beyond duty’, and yet are not blameworthy when not performed. In responding to this paradox, moral philosophy either brackets or attempts a reductionism of supererogation. Supererogation is epitomised in the paradigmatic figures of the saint and hero. Yet, most would agree that emulating these figures is too morally demanding. We rightly ask: where does moral obligation end? Is it even possible, or desirable to demarcate such a boundary? Besides the important theoretical issues these questions raise, they also speak to practical ethical dilemmas in the contemporary milieu, as they concern the global wealthy’s responsibility to the poor and the challenges of development aid work.

Russian Postmodernism

inside becomes an outside in relation to the reality of the peasant women in the village and that of the distant , absent ... In this inside - out space , the family forms an isolated totality . at one point the family feels entirely ...

Author: Mikhail·鏓pshte鎖n

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 1571810986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 528

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Presents essays and manifestos on recent Russian literature, culture, and religion

Poetic Obligation

Since The Cell explicitly explores totality, we return in a sense to the beginning of this project and Louis ... In the wake of this paradox, we are left with a negative totality, a cell turned inside out and exposed to the Other, ...

Author: Matthew G. Jenkins

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587297281

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

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Since at least the time of Plato’s Republic, the relationship between poetry and ethics has been troubled. Through the prism of what has been called the “new” ethical criticism, inspired by the work of Emmanuel Levinas, G. Matthew Jenkins considers the works of Objectivists, Black Mountain poets, and Language poets in light of their full potential to reshape this ancient relationship. American experimental poetry is usually read in either political or moral terms. Poetic Obligation, by contrast, considers the poems of Louis Zukofsky, Charles Reznikoff, George Oppen, Edward Dorn, Robert Duncan, Susan Howe, and Lyn Hejinian in terms of the philosophical notion of ethical obligation to the Other in language. Jenkins's historical trajectory enables him to consider the full breadth of ethical topics that have driven theoretical debate since the end of World War II. This original approach establishes an ethical lineage in the works of twentieth-century experimental poets, creating a way to reconcile the breach between poetry and the issue of ethics in literature at large. With implications for a host of social issues, including ethnicity and immigration, economic inequities, and human rights, Jenkins's imaginative reconciliation of poetry and ethics will provide stimulating reading for teachers and scholars of American literature as well as advocates and devotees of poetry in general. Poetic Obligation marshals ample evidence that poetry matters and continues to speak to the important issues of our day.

Microsoft Exchange Server 2013 Inside Out Mailbox and High Availability

... remembering that users will continue to have access to the totality of the GAL unless this is restricted by an ABP. INSIDE OUT OPATH FILTERS ONCE AGAIN On a technical level, just like dynamic distribution groups and email address ...

Author: Tony Redmond

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 9780735678545

Category: Computers

Page: 864

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With a focus on mailbox and high availability features, this book delivers the ultimate, in-depth reference to IT professionals planning and managing an Exchange Server 2013 deployment. Guided by Tony Redmond, a Microsoft MVP and award-winning author, you will: Understand major changes to Exchange Server architecture Get inside insights for planning your upgrade or deployment Examine the new web-based Exchange admin center (EAC) Take a deep dive into configuring mailboxes, distribution groups, and contacts; planning and managing the Managed Store; database availability groups; mailbox replication service; compliance, data leakage, and data loss prevention; site mailboxes; modern public folders

After Marx

Totality Inside Out, edited by Kevin Floyd, Jen Hedler Phillis, and Sarika Chandra. Fordham University Press, 2022. “Combahee River Collective Statement.” How We Get Free: Black Feminism and the Combahee River Collective, ...

Author: Colleen Lye

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108489287

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 280

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After Marx showcases the importance of Marxist literary study for an era of intersectional politics and economic decline.

Linguistics Inside Out

The world was the totality, not of things, but of facts (TLP 1.1), and language was the totality of propositions (TLP 4.001). Yet, at the level of natural language, the translucent perfection of this order was quite unapparent.

Author: George Wolf

Publisher: John Benjamins Publishing

ISBN: 9789027275943

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 344

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Roy Harris’s thoroughgoing attack on the presuppositions underpinning the dominant traditions of Western thought about language, and his advocacy of a radically reconceived linguistics focused on the idea that the linguistic sign is contextually created and interpreted as a function of the meaningful integration of communicative behaviour, have made him one of the most controversial figures in the field today. In the essays in this volume Naomi S. Baron, Bob Borsley, Philip Carr, David Fleming, Rom Harré, Anthony Holiday, John E. Joseph, Frederick J. Newmeyer, David R. Olson, Trevor Pateman, John Sören Pettersson and John R. Taylor offer a critical examination of various aspects and implications of Harris’s views, in reponse to which Harris contributes an article that both engages with his critics and develops some of the major themes of his work.

Capital Is Dead

In one , the good totality is lost ; in the other , it is to come . What stands in the path of recovering the ... a reading of Heidegger toward a kind of insideout Lukácisan dialectic of the totality . This was how he moved around the ...

Author: McKenzie Wark

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781788735339

Category: Philosophy

Page: 208

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It's not capitalism, it's not neoliberalism - what if it's something worse? In this radical and visionary new book, McKenzie Wark argues that information has empowered a new kind of ruling class. Through the ownership and control of information, this emergent class dominates not only labour but capital as traditionally understood as well. And it’s not just tech companies like Amazon and Google. Even Walmart and Nike can now dominate the entire production chain through the ownership of not much more than brands, patents, copyrights, and logistical systems. While techno-utopian apologists still celebrate these innovations as an improvement on capitalism, for workers—and the planet—it’s worse. The new ruling class uses the powers of information to route around any obstacle labor and social movements put up. So how do we find a way out? Capital Is Dead offers not only the theoretical tools to analyze this new world, but ways to change it. Drawing on the writings of a surprising range of classic and contemporary theorists, Wark offers an illuminating overview of the contemporary condition and the emerging class forces that control—and contest—it.