postmodernism - subject en when are we not subjects? <p>A quick clarification/pondering: If we accept Butler's definition of 'the subject' as NOT interchangeable with 'the individual' or 'the person,' but instead as "the linguistic occasion for the individual to achieve and reproduce intelligibility" (p12), at what point or in what instance, might one not be considered a 'subject'?</p> <p><a href="">read more</a></p> Butler individual subject Subjectivity Mon, 19 Nov 2007 05:58:28 +0000 Anonymous 176 at 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