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The gaze entices, inspects, fascinates. The voice hypnotizes, seduces, disarms. Are gaze and voice a part of the connection we name love . . . or hate? if that is so, what half? How do they functionality? This provocative publication examines love because the mediating entity within the crucial antagonism among the sexes, and gaze and voice as love's medium. The members continue from the Lacanian premise that "there isn't any sexual relationship," that the sexes are on no account complementary and that love—figured within the gaze and the voice —embodies the promise and impossibility of any relation among them.

The first distinctive Lacanian elaboration of this subject, Gaze and Voice as Love items examines the prestige of gaze, voice, and love in philosophy from Plato to Kant, in ideology from early Christianity to modern cynicism, in song from Hildegard of Bingen to Richard Wagner, in literature from Edith Wharton's Age of Innocence to Kazuo Ishiguro's The is still of the Day, and in cinema from Michael Powell's Peeping Tom to Kieslowski's A brief movie on Love. all through, the members search to teach that the clash among the sexes is the positioning of a bigger conflict over the future of modernity. With insights into the underlying aim of racist and sexist violence, this e-book deals excellent revelations into the character of an historic enigma—love.

Contributors. Elisabeth Bronfen, Mladen Dolar, Fredric Jameson, Renata Salecl, Slavoj Žižek, Alenka Zupancic

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