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The Resource Plasticity at the dusk of writing : dialectic, destruction, deconstruction, Catherine Malabou ; translated with an introduction by Carolyn Shread ; with a new afterword by the author ; foreword by Clayton Crockett

Plasticity at the dusk of writing : dialectic, destruction, deconstruction, Catherine Malabou ; translated with an introduction by Carolyn Shread ; with a new afterword by the author ; foreword by Clayton Crockett

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Plasticity at the dusk of writing : dialectic, destruction, deconstruction
Title
Plasticity at the dusk of writing
Title remainder
dialectic, destruction, deconstruction
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Malabou ; translated with an introduction by Carolyn Shread ; with a new afterword by the author ; foreword by Clayton Crockett
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eng
Summary
"A former student and collaborator of Jacques Derrida, Catherine Malabou has generated worldwide acclaim for her progressive rethinking of postmodern, Derridean critique. Building on her notion of plasticity, a term she originally borrowed from Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit and adapted to a reading of Hegel's own work, Malabou transforms our understanding of the political and the religious, revealing the malleable nature of these concepts and their openness to positive reinvention." "In French to describe something as plastic is to recognize both its flexibility and its explosiveness - its capacity not only to receive and give form but to annihilate it as well. After defining plasticity in terms of its active embodiments, Malabou applies the notion to the work of Hegel, Heidegger, Levinas, Levi-Strauss, Freud, and Derrida, recasting their writing as a process of change (rather than mediation) between dialectic and deconstruction. Malabou contrasts plasticity against the graphic element of Derrida's work and tile notion of trace in Derrida and Levinas, arguing that plasticity refers to sculptural forms that accommodate or express a trace. She then expands this analysis to the realms of politics and religion, claiming, against Derrida, that "the event" of justice and democracy is not fixed but susceptible to human action."--Jacket
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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Plasticity at the dusk of writing : dialectic, destruction, deconstruction, Catherine Malabou ; translated with an introduction by Carolyn Shread ; with a new afterword by the author ; foreword by Clayton Crockett
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Plasticity at the dusk of writing : dialectic, destruction, deconstruction, Catherine Malabou ; translated with an introduction by Carolyn Shread ; with a new afterword by the author ; foreword by Clayton Crockett
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.7312/mala14524
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Includes bibliographical references
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
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Contents
Foreword / Clayton Crockett -- Translator's introduction / Carolyn Shread -- Plasticity at the dusk of writing -- Afterword: Of the impossibility of fleeing plasticity
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9780231521666
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rdamedia
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EB00662622
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