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It also adds another facet to Loesberg's analysis by inviting us to consider the relationship between aesthetic self-distantiation and love for a particular thinker like Foucault, of the kind that Halperin champions in
Romantic Loves: A Response to _Historicizing Romantic Sexuality_
Lescot knows his Brecht, the "Verfremdungseffekt," or distantiation, the cabaret style and the songs that, in the German playwright's works, comment on the action.
When it comes to the production of inequality through distantiation we are facing a paradox of our times.
The final mechanism of inequality, distantiation, is the most subtle of all: the mechanism or channel most difficult to pin down morally and politically.
White Death, the sparse sense of isolation in the Stranger's first album, and the distantiation of the Caretaker's archival textures.
Thus rapprochement is the opposite of distantiation, whether this is achieved through catching up or by compensating for handicaps.
In addition, African countries have also contributed to distantiation, for complex reasons that include the legacies of colonialism and neo-colonialism and the continuing unequal terms of trade between the continent and most of the rest of the world.
The massive pity engineered by humanitarian campaigns supports western superiority, increases distantiation from its targets and breeds disdain.
Such distantiation is the main route to increasing inequality today.
But distantiation is a mechanism or a channel of inequality; it is not a causal force.
slumry commented on the word distantiation
Also distanciation; see distantiate
October 5, 2015