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'(A) consistently interesting and provocative work, which offers a great deal in seven chapters. It marks an innovative interdisciplinary approach to questions of embodiment and subjectivity' - Disability and Society 'This is an elegantly written book which has, as its main aim, to rethink the idea of difference in the western imaginary through a consideration of two themes: monsters and how these have come to define, but potentially to deconstruct, normality; and the whole idea of vulnerability and the vulnerable and the extent to which such a state is one that all of us are constantly in danger of entering … The theoretical and philosophical content - Derrida, Lacan, Foucault, Irrigaray, Butler, Levinas, and Haraway in particular - together with the range of empirical examples ...

The Relational Economy of Touch
The relational economy of touch

The issue of what is at stake in the relational economies of self and other – in effect the question of difference – has been taken up in feminist thought as possibly the most urgent and critical focus of postconventional theory in general. Is it possible that the encounter with the other can be mediated such that the interval of distance – the spacing that separates self-complete subjects and that makes possible the objectifying and disciplinary operation of the gaze – will lose its determining power? In this chapter I shall reflect on monstrous corporeality, both as a category and in some specific examples – again turning to the instance of the Irish conjoined twins – ...

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