postmodernism - The Other en butler: desire, subject, and motivation <p>The first section of the reading, which for my purposes will be the intro through chapter 2, deals extensively with the Subject and his relation to the social and to his subjection. The idea of a person as subject connotes a very negative meaning which springs from the definition of subjection that was laid out at the beginning of the intro. Combined with the ideas of bondage, being a subject awakens thoughts of slavery, servitude, and meaninglessness. However, the subject, especially in the context of The Psychic Life, has a much higher status, and if not status at least role.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> desire self-sacrifice social relationships subject The Other Tue, 13 Nov 2007 20:20:36 +0000 Bumpkins13 161 at thoughts from part 2 <p>Thinking about my last post, I realized how ridiculous a laugh track is. Zizek glosses over it with that quote I provided last time; the laugh track basically serves as way for us to realize something is funny and react to it without actually having to react. That is the ridiculous part; the ridiculous part of the laugh track is how far out of touch from reality it is. TV shows are there to mimic reality to the point where we can identify with the characters to the point where we escape reality for 22 minutes. However, there is no laugh track in reality.</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> laugh tracks television The Other zizek Fri, 09 Nov 2007 22:08:59 +0000 Bumpkins13 140 at