The play of mirrors Representation of the self and the other in fragmented globalisation

Henry, Barbara The play of mirrors Representation of the self and the other in fragmented globalisation. [Articles (Articoli)]

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In this paper critical attention is dedicated to concepts that are recognized, though not in an exclusive form, in post-colonial literature and in gender studies. Such categories are: epistemic violence/symbolic violence, repression (psychoanalytical), stereotypes/adaptive preferences. One of the specific cognitive interests of post-colonial literature lies in its reference to this last process of injurious self- identification, i.e. to the processes of interiorization by the victims of negative portrayal/stereotype. Through the concept of adaptive preferences, already coined and investigated by gender studies, it is possible to define - with greater adequacy with respect to the multiform contexts of oppression and resistance - the reciprocity, and often circularity, of the bond between victims and authors of injurious acts and violations.

Item Type: Articles (Articoli)
Additional Information: Questo testo è stato presentato in occasione dell'annual conference del Global Studies Association: “Challenging Globalisation”, Royal Holloway University of London, 2-4 September 2009
Uncontrolled Keywords: colonialism, epistemic violence/symbolic violence/, stereotypes, adaptive preferences.
Subjects: H Social Sciences
P Philosophy
Depositing User: Unnamed user with email
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 18:55
Last Modified: 07 May 2018 13:22

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