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AB53: desire and Memory
(May/June 2004)

Based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, Adbusters is a not-for-profit, reader-supported journal enthusiastic about the erosion of our actual and cultural environments via advertisement forces. due to the fact that 1989, the journal has been featured in thousands of different and mainstream newspapers, magazines, tv and radio indicates. recognized all over the world for sparking Occupy Wall road, Adbusters is additionally answerable for social media campaigns corresponding to purchase not anything Day and electronic Detox Week.

Included within the journal are incisive philosophical articles and activist remark, coupled with effect layout that seeks to unbound the conventional journal structure. matters suitable to our modern second, corresponding to media focus, weather swap and genetically converted meals are on a regular basis featured. We hunt down an international the place economic climate and ecology exist in concord. via hard humans to turn into members instead of spectators, Adbusters takes target at company disinformation, international injustice and the industries and governments who actively pollute and wreck our actual and psychological commons.

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I am a being sexualized as feminine. I am sexualized female. the'mOilvatlo·:n of my work lies in the impos­ sibility of articulating such a statement; in the fact that its . utterance is in some ways senseless, inappropriate, indecent . . In other words, to articulate the reality of my sex is impossible in discourse. (p. 1 4 8 ) She quotes the female linguistic tendency to dialogic forms aimed at subject-subject relations, at the expression of more than one subject. continuous contact. Thus, within herself, she is already two - but not divisible into one(s) itwgll jng what'is.

Elene CIXOU but not WIthout a SIde 100 at t e an s daughters (among them Judith Butler). nbution In the opening essay, 'The Question of the Other', Irigaray returns to a favourite notion of hers: 'The question of the other has been poorly formulated in the Western tradition, for the other is always seen as the other of the same, the other of the subject itself, rather than an/other subject (a subject which is other), irreducible to the masculine subject and sharing equivalent dignity' (p. 8). In contrast t6 Simone de Beauvoir, she does not refuse to be the other gender, the other sex, but asks to be considered apart from, not as a reflection of, the male political and philosophical subject.

As Leslie Silko says: 'You don't have anything/if you don't have the stories' . 16 There is also the necessary conscious reference to the great Western canon while, at the same time, transgressing and upturning it. Amitav Gosh speaks of his need not to be read for contents alone, of his aspiration to new languages along the lines of writers like Woolf and Proust. 1 7 The innovation in his works is represented precisely by the coexistence of different genres and fields: history and story, journalistic enquiry and poetical vision are present both in his 'reportage' Dancing in Cambodia, and in his 'novel' In an Antique Land, subtitled History in the Guise of a Traveller 's Tale.

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