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Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... Malabou has proposed that we think plasticity as the “hermeneutic motor scheme” of our epoch, and fundamentally rethink our concept of change. Yet in spite of its attention to “ontological economy”, her work does not fully confront the challenge posed by the real (non-mental, non-philosophical...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... “God is dead”/”Writing is dead”/”Marx is dead” - this article draws the (im)possible perimeter of a confrontation between Neo-Hegelian plastic mourning, Deconstructive affirmation, and artistic experimentation. Reading ‘the end of history” in Catherine Malabou, the persistence of graphosphere in...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-012
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... This chapter situates Malabou’s discussion of destructive plasticity in the history and politics of the cybernetics movement. The central theme is how the concept of control changes as humans become aware of the capacity to steer and shape the plasticity of the brain-body network. The chapter...
Published: 05 February 2019
DOI: 10.1215/9781478002543-007
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0254-3
Published: 11 March 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374374-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7437-4
... This chapter describes the multiple meanings of neural plasticity in scientific research, as well as the use of plasticity to account for scientific findings of brain difference by sex and class. The chapter identifies the difficulties with conceptualizing and measuring human sameness and...
Published: 06 February 2018
DOI: 10.1215/9780822372073-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7207-3
Published: 01 January 1994
DOI: 10.1215/9780822396277-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9627-7
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374190-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7419-0
... differences that mark Brazilian health care and argues that the appropriation of bodily plasticity is an integral aspect of the ways in which social hierarchies of race, class or gender are renegotiated in Bahia. The chapter sets the scene ethnographically and methodologically and maps out the book’s...
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
... This chapter reads Catherine Malabou’s “new scheme” of plasticity and her efforts to deconstruct the biology/ history divide as an important opportunity to revisit the human/ nonhuman distinction that has been repeatedly challenged yet continues to persist in critical theory. To do so, it makes...
Published: 01 January 1998
DOI: 10.1215/9780822397922-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9792-2
Published: 20 February 2003
DOI: 10.1215/9780822384250-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8425-0
Published: 18 January 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380085-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8008-5
Published: 22 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374190
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7419-0
Published: 22 November 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393115
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9311-5
Published: 09 September 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373681-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7368-1
... In 1955, Alberto Burri began using a new material: polyvinyl acetate, a type of plastic frequently used for binding purposes (in glues, for example, or for book binding). It did not become interchangeable among the other materials with which Burri experimented but precipitated a specific...
Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822398493-008
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9849-3
Published: 04 March 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375739
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7573-9
Published: 12 November 2001
DOI: 10.1215/9780822380986-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8098-6
Published: 29 May 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395539-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9553-9