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Seeing Differently by Amelia Jones

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Fetishizing the Gaze and the Anamorphic Perversion

“The Other is you”

Thus is the body expressly introduced into the idea of the tableau, but it is the whole body … [T]he organs, grouped together and as though held in cohesion by the magnetic power of the segmentation, function in the name of a transcendence, that of the figure, which receives the full fetishistic load and becomes the sublime substitute of meaning: it is this meaning that is fetishized.

Roland Barthes1

Freud, for his part, takes off from his phallic cause, in order to deduce castration from it. Which does not take place without the smudges that I am undertaking to mop up.

Jacques Lacan2

Wake up, the other is here—es más, the other is you.

Guillermo Gómez-Peña, paraphrased ...

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