New PDF release: Proof in Mathematics: An Introduction

By James Franklin

ISBN-10: 1876192003

ISBN-13: 9781876192006

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P. 21). ’ Yet fetishist images may hold great appeal for some younger women, for whom high-heeled shoes – and stilettos, in particular – can carry connotations of rebellion against the established conventions of ‘nice’ femininity (p. 26). Shoes play a significant role in the construction and performance of gender. ’ In the popular imagination, it seems that ‘feminine’ shoes must be sexy and uncomfortable. By contrast, ‘masculine’ shoes are supposed to be comfortable and practical. On the ‘masculine’ side are shoes that men wear, such as Oxfords and loafers, which, of course, women have also appropriated, along with athletic shoes and various kinds of boots that were formerly regarded as masculine.

145–46) These ideas are conflictual and difficult for auto/biographers because they upset the locations and temporalities that we have struggled to secure in order to establish our psychological identities – in this story, the modernist author/hero, poised at the outer edge of advanced capitalism ‘descending from the plane’ – our sense of agency and (subsequently) our moral positionings and actions: Stevie’s observations on the apparently circumscribed nature of relationships, for example, or her ‘Curiosity about cruelty, how it repeats itself, how it is done’.

The text is henceforth made and read in such a way that at all levels the author is absent. The temporality is different. The Author, when believed in, is always conceived of as the past of his own book . . he exists before it, thinks, suffers, lives for it . . as a father to his child. [Whereas] the modern scripter is born simultaneously with the text, is in no way equipped with a being preceding or exceeding the writing, is not the subject with the book as predicate; there is no other time than that of the enunciation and every text is eternally written here and now.

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