Abstract

Abstract:

This response to Elisabeth Anker's essays reads her analysis of "sugar" as both a metonymic object and an archive of freedom, showing not only that sugar reveals a modern theory of freedom, but that it also does so by producing attachments to the enjoyment of human suffering. I argue that it is primarily these attachments that are concealed by sugar's sickly sweetness, making it difficult to break such attachments merely by pointing them out. Rather, such attachments can only be broken by turning to alternate archives and practices of freedom that can disrupt the enjoyment of ugly freedom.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1092-311X
Print ISSN
2572-6633
Pages
pp. 215-226
Launched on MUSE
2020-01-29
Open Access
No
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