Other Others: Levinas, Literature, Transcultural Studies

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Other Others: Levinas, Literature, Transcultural Studies

Other Others Levinas Literature Transcultural Studies In literary and cultural studies today the term the Other appears to have largely lost its moorings in the primacy of the intersubjective encounter focusing rather on the social construction of the

  • Title: Other Others: Levinas, Literature, Transcultural Studies
  • Author: Steven Shankman
  • ISBN: 9781438430850
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In literary and cultural studies today, the term the Other appears to have largely lost its moorings in the primacy of the intersubjective encounter, focusing rather on the social construction of the Other For Emmanuel Levinas, in contrast, the Other is precisely that which eludes construction and categorization In a study that ranges from literature of ancient China,In literary and cultural studies today, the term the Other appears to have largely lost its moorings in the primacy of the intersubjective encounter, focusing rather on the social construction of the Other For Emmanuel Levinas, in contrast, the Other is precisely that which eludes construction and categorization In a study that ranges from literature of ancient China, Greece, and Israel to modern Egypt, Italy, West Africa, and America, Steven Shankman tests Levinas s ideas by reading literary works from outside the Judeo Christian orbit for figurations equivalent to Levinas s notion of the Other He also places ethics at the center of intercultural or, in his words, transcultural comparative literature In contemporary literary and cultural studies, it is often assumed that culture has the last word However, as Levinas insists and as Shankman argues throughout this book it is ethics that is the presupposition of all Culture, that is situated before Culture.

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    One thought on “Other Others: Levinas, Literature, Transcultural Studies

    1. Darby on said:

      I appreciate the easy reading style of Shankman, but overall this text felt as though the author stretched himself quite thin trying to cover a large array of topics in pursuit of an argument I'm not quite sure he ever definitively made.

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