Monthly Archives: November 2013

“A BIT OF “THE OTHER”: CRITICAL THEORY IN 4 MINUTES. BY STEVEN BENSON

1.The idea of the “other” is used in POST-STRUCTURALIST  thought as an alternative to the STRUCTURALIST binary OPPOSITION: (eg. straight/gay; man/woman), which was seen as embedded in linguistic forms. Thus, Foucault, and , later, Feminist and Gender Theorists,and Queer Theorists,pointed out that … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS ON “BLACK”,LE GATEAU CHOCOLAT. HOMOTOPIA, LIVERPOOL. 15.11.13

“…highlighting the apparent differences between you and me but expatiating in the elements that unite us before{sic] our sexuality, colour, background surely, we are all human first{sic} and have been Black at some point”(Le Gateau Chocolat writing about himself,and  his … Continue reading

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PHENOMENOLOGY: SEBALD,HUSSERL,AHMED, IAN EVERTON, BOY GEORGE /”TRADEMARK”

“Spaces are like a second skin that unfolds in the folds of the body”(Sara Ahmed,”Queer Phenomenology”, 2006, p.9) ……………………………………………………… This is interesting:…..Sebald’s protagonists are often overtly DISorientated are often emmigrants, or in exile, or Jewish, or homosexual, or Jewish AND … Continue reading

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MY GAY/QUEER, CAFE (-TABLE) PHENOMENOLOGY.A PHILOSOPHICAL POEM. BY STEVEN BENSON

I sit at a Cafe Table And Interpret from my own Consciousness OUTWARDS and INWARDS Towards And Away from That Table,that Object. Yes, it IS Materially, An object (A table); But from MY individual Psycho-Social Perspective From and To it, … Continue reading

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