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    Beyond recognition: the politics of encounter

    Frosh, Stephen (2015) Beyond recognition: the politics of encounter. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society 20 , pp. 379-394. ISSN 1088-0763.

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    The context for this paper is an attempt to think through the possibilities and challenges of nonviolent resistance, with the shadow of the Israel-Palestine conflict looming over it. Drawing on the work of Jessica Benjamin, I outline how a theory of recognition becomes one of acknowledgement through the inclusion of a notion of a witnessing ‘third’. This third is actively implicated in the injury caused by oppression and is called upon to do something about it. I go on to use Judith Butler’s account of the challenge of nonviolence to draw out some lessons on issues of vulnerability, cohabitation and justice. Finally, I return to the question of the kind of witnessing third that might make a difference.


    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at the link above
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Israel-Palestine, recognition, acknowledgement, witnessing, nonviolence, Benjamin, Butler
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Social Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Mapping Maternal Subjectivities, Identities and Ethics (MAMSIE)
    Depositing User: Stephen Frosh
    Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2015 15:04
    Last Modified: 02 Aug 2023 17:17


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