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The Limits of Neighborhood

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Žižek, S. (2017). The Limits of Neighborhood. In Žižek, S. Against the Double Blackmail: Refugees, Terror and Other Troubles with the Neighbours. Penguin, pp. 73-82

physical or intellectual pleasure, delight, or ecstasy; the concept featured heavily in the psychoanalysis of Jacques Lacan's and was expanded on by Roland Barthes for literary theory, to contrast with mere "pleasure" derived from reading texts that don't challenge the reader as a subject. can also refer to pleasure that devolves into pain

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The psychoanalytic answer is: jouissance (Lacan's term designating excessive pleasure coinciding with pain).

on the obstacle that prevents the fusion of different cultures: we can't really understand our own jouissance, so we project this onto the Other, "attributing to this Other full access to a consistent jouissance")

—p.75 by Slavoj Žižek
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3 years, 5 months ago

The psychoanalytic answer is: jouissance (Lacan's term designating excessive pleasure coinciding with pain).

on the obstacle that prevents the fusion of different cultures: we can't really understand our own jouissance, so we project this onto the Other, "attributing to this Other full access to a consistent jouissance")

—p.75 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
3 years, 5 months ago

make (something abstract) more concrete or real

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The soldier could then take refuge only in reified duty--'I don't like it, but it is my duty'

—p.77 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
3 years, 5 months ago

The soldier could then take refuge only in reified duty--'I don't like it, but it is my duty'

—p.77 by Slavoj Žižek
notable
3 years, 5 months ago
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As much as a good-hearted rich man may want to think that underneath all his wealth, he is just the same kind of human being as the poor are, he is wrong. Once we have our social (class) positions, there is no zero-level of humanity where we are all the same. He is not one of them: they are not in the same boat, and it would be extremely presumptuous to think so.

horrific struggle etc etc

(quoting from Alenka Zupančič on Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels)

—p.81 missing author 3 years, 5 months ago

As much as a good-hearted rich man may want to think that underneath all his wealth, he is just the same kind of human being as the poor are, he is wrong. Once we have our social (class) positions, there is no zero-level of humanity where we are all the same. He is not one of them: they are not in the same boat, and it would be extremely presumptuous to think so.

horrific struggle etc etc

(quoting from Alenka Zupančič on Preston Sturges' Sullivan's Travels)

—p.81 missing author 3 years, 5 months ago