Strange Encounters

Strange Encounters Examining the relationship between strangers embodiment and community Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that
  • Title: Strange Encounters
  • Author: Sara Ahmed
  • ISBN: 9780415201841
  • Page: 263
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Strange Encounters
    Examining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on eExamining the relationship between strangers, embodiment and community, Strange Encounters challenges the assumptions that the stranger is simply anybody we do not recognize and instead proposes that he or she is socially constructued as somebody we already know Using feminist and postcolonial theory this book examines the impact of multiculturalism and globalization on embodiment and community whilst considering the ethical and political implication of its critique for post colonial feminism A diverse range of texts are analyzed which produce the figure of the stranger , showing that it has alternatively been expelled as the origin of danger such as in neighbourhood watch, or celebrated as the origin of difference as in multiculturalism The author argues that both of these standpoints are problematic as they involve stranger fetishism they assume that the stranger has a life of its own.
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    People Describe Their Weirdest Encounters with Strangers Jul , There s definitely a reason why we use the word strangers to describe the random and often unnerving people we meet in our lives From sitting next to that eccentric person on the subway to sticking out a disturbing conversation with a peculiar individual, virtually everyone has bumped into creepy strangers at some point in their lives. Strange Encounters Embodied Others in Post Coloniality by Strange Encounters is a fascinating read that delves into how we recognise strangers, whether as a figure of danger, an object to fetishise a commodity to consume, to refine , or Strange Encounters Exploring the strange and unexplained Recent Episode The Mechanical Messiah We all want the world to be a better place In John Murray Spear took that desire a step further he would create a saviour. Terrifying True Ghost Stories and Strange Encounters Top Scary Stranger Encounters Caught on Video YouTube Oct , Narrated by Chills Follow Tops on Twitter Follow Chills on Instagram The Strange Encounter strangeencounters reddit Dec , Don t know if this fits under this category but it was one of weirdest encounters I ve ever experienced We were having a fundraiser at my job and we needed to grab food I volunteered to go and got the list of things we needed from my boss I got all the stuff I needed and head for the checkout While I m paying an older woman gets Strange Encounters With Bizarre Humanoids in the Desert Strange Encounters With Bizarre Humanoids in the Desert Brent Swancer August , It may seem as if the wastelands of the deserts are completely devoid of life With their never ending expanses of bleak scrub and sand dunes this all appears as if it must be a Close Encounters of the Third Kind Dec , Directed by Steven Spielberg With Richard Dreyfuss, Franois Truffaut, Teri Garr, Melinda Dillon Roy Neary, an electric lineman, watches how his quiet and ordinary daily life turns upside down after a close encounter with a UFO. Close Encounters of the Third Kind It tells the story of Roy Neary, an everyday blue collar worker in Indiana, whose life changes after an encounter with an unidentified flying object UFO Close Encounters was a long cherished project for Spielberg In late , he developed a deal with Columbia Pictures for a science fiction film.

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    About " Sara Ahmed "

  • Sara Ahmed

    Sara Ahmed is a feminist writer, scholar, and activist Her research is concerned with how bodies and worlds take shape and how power is secured and challenged in everyday life worlds, as well as institutional cultures.

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  • This is the first of four books in what Ahmed refers to as her Affect Decade Strange Encounters deals primarily with, as the title implies, encounters between strangers and strange others, and its motivating inquiry is an attempt to understand the relationship between identity and strangerness in life without assuming that the stranger has a specific ontology Her central premise in this inquiry is that encounters are ontologically prior to ontology, and that aspects of being thus do not emerge u [...]


  • absolutely brilliant really well written and really thoughtful i really need to buy this so as i can read it cover to cover and not just pick out relevant chapters at the library, but it s so expensive


  • Ahmed posits that before either the self or other, there is the encounter.Both self and other arise in the after image of its initiation.The self then, can be nothing than its embodied interactions, and the other, its counter image, its double Ahmed also looks into the phenomenon of stranger danger, positing that to recognise a stranger, is to already have captured a false Otherness into discourse.The stranger, rather than being utterly unknown, is in fact, always already predicated on recognis [...]


  • In Strange Encounters Sara Ahmed posits a critique against ontology s relationship between subject and other, or in this case the stranger Ahmed rightfully asserts that some bodies are already inherently marked as strangers because of this flawed phenomenon of seeing the strangeness in an individual p 4 as oppose to seeing individuals as potential friends p 155 Viewing a stranger or other as a friend is what Ahmed calls an ethical encounter, a concept that she derives from the work of Levinas an [...]



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