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The Arachnean and Other Texts by Fernand Deligny (1913–1996) is a collection of writings from the second half of the 1970s. In 1968 Deligny established a “network” for informally taking care of children with autism that was more than a mere site of living: it was a milieu created out of a reflection on the mode of being autistic. What is a space perceived outside of language? What is the form of a movement without perspective or goal? How do we engage with a world that is not our own, a world turned upside down yet truly common, where acting cohabitates with our actions and the unknown with our forms of knowledge? Such is the mythical web of the “Arachnean,” made of lines, holes, traces, enigmas, and questions without answers that demand to see that which cannot be seen. Long before the digital age of social networks, meshworks, and digital webs, Fernand Deligny speaks to us in his own autobiographical and aphoristic manner. For Deligny, his life was always experienced in the form of “the network as a mode of being.”

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright
  2. pp. 3-6
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  1. Table of Contents
  2. pp. 7-8
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  1. Living between the Lines
  2. pp. 9-20
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  1. The Arachnean
  2. pp. 31-114
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  1. The Island Below, Summer 1969
  2. pp. 115-128
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  1. When the-Human-that-We-Are Is Not There
  2. pp. 129-130
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  1. That Seeing and Looking at Oneself
  2. pp. 131-136
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  1. Acting and the Acted
  2. pp. 137-144
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  1. Art, Borders ... and the Outside
  2. pp. 145-148
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  1. Card Taken and Map Traced
  2. pp. 149-154
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  1. The Fulfilled Child
  2. pp. 155-160
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  1. Those Excessives
  2. pp. 161-164
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  1. The Human and the Supernatural
  2. pp. 165-170
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  1. The Charade
  2. pp. 171-174
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  1. Freedom without a Name
  2. pp. 175-182
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  1. Pretend Not to Notice
  2. pp. 183-186
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  1. The Obligatory and the Fortuitous
  2. pp. 187-192
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  1. Connivance
  2. pp. 193-196
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  1. The Missing Voice
  2. pp. 197-200
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  1. When the-Human-that-We-Are Is Not There
  2. pp. 201-228
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  1. Maps and Legends
  2. pp. 229-255
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781937561710
Related ISBN
9781937561109
MARC Record
OCLC
966859805
Pages
252
Launched on MUSE
2017-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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