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Conclusion Toward an Ethics of Identification

in The War Complex

Published by University of Chicago Press

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780226808550
Published online March 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780226808796 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226808796.003.0007
Conclusion Toward an Ethics of Identification

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This chapter seeks to refine the idea of “an ethics of identification.” It means a willingness to sympathize with others, as appropriate. It also offers a new way of thinking about representations of sexuality and violence from the early twentieth century through today, grappling with the gap between our culture's fascination with spectacles of death and its avoidance of death as a subject close to home. It then considers possibilities of escape.

Keywords: ethics of identification; sexuality; violence; death; sympathy; twentieth century

Chapter.  5578 words. 

Subjects: History of the Americas

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