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    Duration, skin, and the ageing subject

    Baraitser, Lisa (2014) Duration, skin, and the ageing subject. Studies in Gender and Sexuality 15 (3), pp. 228-234. ISSN 1524-0657.

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    Abstract

    I read Lynne Segal’s book Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing (2013) as a radical account of subjectivity in which, drawing on Freud, she proposes that what is lost, and therefore constitutive of the subject of old age, is time itself. This temporalization of subjectivity allows us to see more clearly the relation between time and materiality and more specifically between time, subject, and skin. I respond to Segal’s powerful work with some comments on Henri Bergson and Didier Anzieu.

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