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On the mechanics of profanations: subjectivity and zionist divides

Journal Article


Abstract


  • In Giorgio Agamben’s call to profane the sacred in the most desacralized forms, the specific mechanics through which the sacred and the profane connect and become indistinctive remains undertheorized. This article, then, aims at adding a further layer of practical articulation to Agamben’s notion of profanation as it was elaborated in his book Profanations. The article does so by discussing the ways Zionist subjectivities and divides are interconnected and expressed in Israeli society. To be practiced as a process of becoming, profanation, I argue, needs to be understood as a process of cultural transformation by which new forms of subjectivity are offered.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Svirsky, M. G. (2014). On the mechanics of profanations: subjectivity and zionist divides. Cultural Politics, 10 (1), 92-104.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84899854537

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1224

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 92

End Page


  • 104

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States

Abstract


  • In Giorgio Agamben’s call to profane the sacred in the most desacralized forms, the specific mechanics through which the sacred and the profane connect and become indistinctive remains undertheorized. This article, then, aims at adding a further layer of practical articulation to Agamben’s notion of profanation as it was elaborated in his book Profanations. The article does so by discussing the ways Zionist subjectivities and divides are interconnected and expressed in Israeli society. To be practiced as a process of becoming, profanation, I argue, needs to be understood as a process of cultural transformation by which new forms of subjectivity are offered.

Publication Date


  • 2014

Citation


  • Svirsky, M. G. (2014). On the mechanics of profanations: subjectivity and zionist divides. Cultural Politics, 10 (1), 92-104.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84899854537

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/lhapapers/1224

Number Of Pages


  • 12

Start Page


  • 92

End Page


  • 104

Volume


  • 10

Issue


  • 1

Place Of Publication


  • United States