Abstract

This paper proposes to supplement an American self-identity predicated on a model of absolute difference from the Taliban (good versus evil, etc.) by exploring affinities between their respective ideologies. The place of "woman," within and through the preponderance of sexual exploitation/violence common to both, is the starting point of this analysis. This article reads the two conflicting powers in a Lacanian/Zizekian dyad of the "Law" and its "obscene superego underside."

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Additional Information

ISSN
1527-2001
Print ISSN
0887-5367
Pages
pp. 135-156
Launched on MUSE
2003-04-01
Open Access
No
Archive Status
Archived 2009
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