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Alienation and Affectivity

Beauvoir, Sartre and Levinas on the Ageing Body

Kathleen Lennon and Anthony Wilde

In this article, we explore Beauvoir’s account of what she claims is an alienated relation to our ageing bodies. This body can inhibit an active engagement with the world, which marks our humanity. Her claims rest on the binary between the body-for-itself and the body-in-itself. She shares this binary with Sartre, but a perceptive phenomenology of the affective body can also be found, which works against this binary and allows her thought to be brought into conversation with Levinas. For Levinas, the susceptibility of the body is constitutive of our subjectivity, rather than a source of alienation. If we develop Beauvoir’s thought in the direction of his, an ontological structure is suggested, distinct from Sartre – a structure which makes room for her pervasive attention to affectivity.

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Liborio Mattina

This article examines the liberalization of public services promoted by the Monti government with a law to which it attached great importance, arguing that liberalization would bring significant improvements to the economy and to consumers within a few years. In fact, the innovative capacity of the decree has been significantly diminished due to the amendments adopted in Parliament in response to efforts to maintain the status quo made by interest groups threatened by liberalization. This outcome is explained by the lack of cohesion of the parliamentary majority that supported the caretaker government and by its susceptibility to the influence of organized interests.

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Jeffrey B. Griswold

This article complicates scholarship on Macbeth that understands political attachment in terms of an autonomous subject and attributes Macbeth’s demise to an over-susceptibility to natural or supernatural forces. By putting early modern accounts of the humoral constitution of the night air in conversation with modern theories of apostrophe, I argue that the Macbeths’ experiences of night theorise political action as inseparable from the nonhuman forces in the play. Shakespeare reworks his source material to explore the borders of the human, imagining a more complex relationship between treasonous violence and the darkness that enshrouds Scotland.

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Susan Cohen

government’s ‘sham of non- intervention’. 7 Her susceptibility to human tragedy, and her feelings of personal responsibility, came to the fore again in late 1937 when she worked with Katherine, Duchess of Atholl and others in organizing the evacuation of

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The Biologically Vulnerable Boy

Framing Sex Differences in Childhood Infectious Disease Mortality

Heather T. Battles

differences in biological susceptibility: Sex appears to have some slight influence in determining a liability to the disease (diphtheria) though it is not well understood. We find that more females die from the disease than males, but I have thought that this

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Julie Spray

incidence rates between 2000 and 2009 were 40.2 (per 100,000) for Māori children and 81.2 for Pasifika children compared to just 2.1 for non-Māori/Pasifika children. While there does appear to be a genetic susceptibility to rheumatic fever which affects

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Gauging the Propagandist's Talents

William Le Queux's Dubious Place in Literary History: Part One

A. Michael Matin

our country to a sense of its own lamentable insecurity is the object of this volume’ (ix–x). He uses the word ‘insecurity’ here in a military sense (the objective state of risk in the form of a susceptibility to attack) rather than a psychological

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Beth Gutelius, Janet Gibson, Dhan Zunino Singh, Steven J. Gold, Alexandra Portmann, Peter Cox, Rudi Volti, Adrian Drummond-Cole, and Steven D. Spalding

H. X. Lee, eds., The Age of Asian Migration: Continuity, Diversity, and Susceptibility , vol. 1 (Newcastle on Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2014), 450 pp., £54.99 Asia is a vast, dynamic, and heavily populated region that includes a

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Linda Howell, Ryan Bell, Laura Helen Marks, Jennifer L. Lieberman, and Joseph Christopher Schaub

object by highlighting the openness of perception and “its susceptibility to technical modulation” (170). In Richmond’s own words, Cinema’s Bodily Illusions is “a sustained attempt to articulate a resolutely nonrepresentational theory of cinema” (13)—a

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Krzysztof Lalik

role of Mektebî Komellayetî. From the case of Gullizar, we can infer two important conclusions. First, the muxtar turned out to be well aware of the susceptibility of the adulterous affair to bloody revenge and properly decided to separate the