Witnessing: Beyond Recognition

Witnessing: Beyond Recognition✸ [BOOKS] ✬ Witnessing: Beyond Recognition By Kelly Oliver ❂ – Heartforum.co.uk Challenging the fundamental tenet of the multicultural movement that social struggles turning upon race, gender, and sexuality are struggles for recognition this work offers a powerful critique of cur Challenging the fundamental tenet of the multicultural movement that social struggles turning upon race, gender, Witnessing: Beyond PDF/EPUB or and sexuality are struggles for recognition this work offers a powerful critique of current conceptions of identity and subjectivity based on Hegelian notions of recognition The author s critical engagement with major texts of contemporary philosophy prepares the way for a highly original conception of ethics based on witnessingCentral to this project is Oliver s contention that the demand for recognition is a symptom of the pathology of oppression that perpetuates subject object and same different hierarchies While theorists across the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences focus their research on multiculturalism around the struggle for recognition, Oliver argues that the actual texts and survivors accounts from the aftermath of the Holocaust and slavery are testimonials to a pathos that is beyond recognitionOliver traces many of the problems with the recognition model of subjective identity to a particular notion of vision presupposed in theories of recognition and misrecognition Contesting the idea of an objectifying gaze, she reformulates vision as a loving look that facilitates connection rather than necessitates alienation As an alternative, Oliver develops a theory of witnessing subjectivity She suggests that the notion of witnessing, with its double meaning as either eyewitness or bearing witness to the unseen, is promising than recognition for describing the onset and sustenance of subjectivity Subjectivity is born out of and sustained by the process of witnessing the possibility of address and response which puts ethicalobligations at its heart.

Kelly Oliver is the award winning author of The Jessica James, Cowgirl Philosopher, Mystery series, Witnessing: Beyond PDF/EPUB or including WOLF, COYOTE, FOX, and JACKAL Kelly grew up in the Northwest, Montana, Idaho, and Washington states Her maternal grandfather was a forest ranger committed to saving the trees, and her paternal grandfather was a logger hell bent on cutting them down On both sides, her ancestors were some of the first settlers in Northern Idaho In her own unlikely story, Kelly went from eating a steady diet of wild game shot by her dad to becoming a vegetarian while studying philosophy and pondering animal minds Competing with peers who d come from private schools and posh families back East, Kelly s working class backwoods grit has served her well And much to her parent s surprise, she s managed to feed and cloth herself as a professional philosopher Kelly s Jessica James, Cowgirl Philosopher, Mystery Series moves between the Chicago area and Western MontanaWhen she s not writing Jessica James mystery novels, Kelly Oliver is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Vanderbilt University She earned her BA from Gonzaga University and her PhD from Northwestern University She is the author of thirteen scholarly books, ten anthologies, and over articles, including work on campus rape, reproductive technologies, women and the media, film noir, and Alfred Hitchcock Her work has been translated into seven languages, and she has published an op ed on loving our pets in The New York Times She has been interviewed on ABC television news, the Canadian Broadcasting Network, and various radio programsKelly lives in Nashville with her husband and her furry family, Hurricane, Yukiyu, and Mayhem.

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    Witnessing: Beyond Recognition MOBI » Witnessing: texts of contemporary philosophy prepares the way for a highly original conception of ethics based on witnessingCentral to this project is Oliver s contention that the demand for recognition is a symptom of the pathology of oppression that perpetuates subject object and same different hierarchies While theorists across the disciplines of the humanities and social sciences focus their research on multiculturalism around the struggle for recognition, Oliver argues that the actual texts and survivors accounts from the aftermath of the Holocaust and slavery are testimonials to a pathos that is beyond recognitionOliver traces many of the problems with the recognition model of subjective identity to a particular notion of vision presupposed in theories of recognition and misrecognition Contesting the idea of an objectifying gaze, she reformulates vision as a loving look that facilitates connection rather than necessitates alienation As an alternative, Oliver develops a theory of witnessing subjectivity She suggests that the notion of witnessing, with its double meaning as either eyewitness or bearing witness to the unseen, is promising than recognition for describing the onset and sustenance of subjectivity Subjectivity is born out of and sustained by the process of witnessing the possibility of address and response which puts ethicalobligations at its heart."/>
  • Paperback
  • 262 pages
  • Witnessing: Beyond Recognition
  • Kelly Oliver
  • English
  • 04 February 2018
  • 0816636281

10 thoughts on “Witnessing: Beyond Recognition

  1. Scarlet says:

    Excellent, clearly written book Empathetic whilst providing a non utopian methodology for thinking around the prerequisite of Hegelian suffering constituting a subject Glad I found it after leaving Fanon Beauvoir with many questions

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