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- Remember to post your first entry about your big project before spring break
One theme for today's class is "besides." Here are some of my thoughts, as inspired by the readings:
- next to, in proximity to, touching others, in relation to others (interrelational Chávez, 4)
- bodies touching--violence and care (Butler, 21/23)
- keeping vigil, being/doing for others, in solidarity with others (Muñoz, 197)
- in addition to, another perspective, another direction, always more than "I" (Butler, 32)
- ecstatic, outside of oneself (but not fully outside of oneself), torn from self/bound to others/undone by others/implicated in lives of others (Butler, 20)
- overwhelmed with emotion: grief, passion, anger, fear, panic
- undone by grief
- result of extreme event, causing person to realize vulnerability/precariousness (Chávez, 2)
- retaliation or impetus to resist (Chávez, 2)
- a space of im/possibility
- a counterpublic space of radical intervention (Muñoz, 198-201) that "produce material possibilities" for subversion/resistance (Chávez, 2)
- a space of community, a "we" that is fashioned through "undoneness," refusals to fully identify, inability to fit, disidentification (Muñoz, 202/Butler, 20)
- relationship to/with theories, mainstream representations/ideologies, other parts of self/community
- one of many relationships, positions
- tactics for survival, strategies for imagining new worlds/ways of being
- failed interpellation: Can a self or a personality be crafted without proper identifications (Muñoz, 7)?
- to identify with and against
- to disidentify, to resignify, to reformulate theories/theorists for our own purposes
- to suspend or avoid judgment, not about what is good or bad, but what is "useful" (word choice?) or valuable
- not a "good subject" or a "bad subject" but a subject who disidentifies, who doesn't fully identify (good) or fully (reject), but reworks (disidentify) (Muñoz, 11-12)
- heard by something outside of the interpellation and its regulatory power...something besides the call to be recognized/identify/identified (Muñoz, 21)
- another direction: using codes differently, reworking them, creating possibilities that are impossible, imaging worlds that are unimaginable (Muñoz, 31)
- don't fit easily or comfortably in any identity or "discourse of minority subjectivity" (Muñoz, 32)
A METHOD...ETHICAL FRAMEWORK...ETHOS (ways of being/doing)
How do we apply this method/framework/ethos to our critical exploration of ethics?
How can we be beside/s Kant, Levinas, a feminist ethics of care, bioethics?
What does it mean to be beside the theories we employ?
To place our academic self/selves beside our "personal" selves (whatever that means)?