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Delighted to see this in Pseuds Corner in this week’s Private Eye:
Eating the Other: deconstructing the ‘ethics’ of cannibalism

This paper uses the work of Jacques Derrida to ‘read’ the consensual cannibalism of Armin Meiwes and Bernd Brandes that took place in Germany in 2001. In particular, the paper aims to create a dialogue between Derrida’s notion of symbolic cannibalism and the actual real case of consensual cannibalism, in order to potentially offer critical insights into the humanist ethical responses and discourse that surround and contribute to a dominant thinking on consensual cannibalism, but also, more importantly, to shed light on the ways in which ethical dimensions are not only made on a day-to-day basis, but how they are constructed, embodied and ‘voiced’, more generally, in Western society.
Thanks for helping, academia!

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lowlowprices
Nov. 27th, 2008 05:41 pm (UTC)
Sorry for being vulgar and obvious, but the only correct response to this person is: fvck off and get a proper job.
webofevil
Nov. 27th, 2008 07:28 pm (UTC)
But that in turn would create a tension between the locus inhabited by the concept of a “job” and the notional space that is constructed by the signifier, “off”. The ethical quagmire resulting from such a discourse would require a destructuralised foundational metatextual interplay that fishstick marzipan gimlet fortnight wheelbarrow, wheelbarrow.
lowlowprices
Nov. 27th, 2008 08:03 pm (UTC)
Well, good - that's exactly my point.
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