Geoffrey Bennington

in Not Half No End

Published by Edinburgh University Press

Published in print February 2010 | ISBN: 9780748639854
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780748652105 | DOI:

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This chapter examines the handshake, which is supposedly a gesture of trust and confidence. It notes Derrida's pre-occupation with the handshake in Le Toucher, and briefly mentions the concept of secret handshakes. The chapter also studies other handshakes in the concept of Le Toucher, such as the ‘wet fish’ handshake and the ‘pumper’.

Keywords: handshake; Le Toucher; secret handshakes; wet fish handshake; pumper

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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