Risking Difference (S U N Y Series in Feminist Criticism and by Jean Wyatt

By Jean Wyatt

Risking distinction revisions the dynamics of multicultural feminist group by way of exploring the ways in which identity creates misrecognitions and misunderstandings among contributors and inside of groups. Drawing on Lacanian psychoanalysis, Jean Wyatt argues not just that particular psychic strategies of identity effect social dynamics, but in addition that social discourses of race, classification, and tradition form person identifications. as well as studying fictional narratives by means of Margaret Atwood, Angela Carter, Sandra Cisneros, Toni Morrison, and others, Wyatt additionally appears at nonfictional bills of cross-race kin via white feminists and feminists of colour.

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When Hamlet confronts Claudius, 34 RISKING DIFFERENCE he sees the central fantasy structure of his own unconscious—that is, the fantasy of possessing the lost wholeness, of integrating the object a: he cannot strike down an existence that inhabits his own unconscious (50). Hence, Lacan says, Hamlet can kill Claudius only when he has received his own mortal wound and knows it, when he has severed “all narcissistic investments” (51), including investment in the impossible dream of regaining intact being and jouissance.

But the text does show that the ethic of care, like any ideology, lives by the exclusion of some important realities. After having attended Zenia’s “funeral,” and in the absence of a crisis that would call on their nurturing skills, the three women have continued to see each other, but their relations lack intensity. Although the focus of their reunions is Zenia—metaphorically, “she’s here at the table . . we can’t let her go” (32)—“they don’t talk about Zenia” (31). They do not reveal aspects of themselves that are not part of the ethic of care—do not reveal, for instance, their envy of and rage against Zenia.

To participate in her daring, her contempt, her rapacity and lawlessness” (184). Zenia incarnates Tony’s jouissance, untrammeled by Law. ENVY AND THE ETHIC OF CARE IN THE ROBBER BRIDE While The Robber Bride, rich in psychological complexity, is larger than allegory, on one level it functions as a parable of a feminist community’s integration of envy into an ethic of mutual nurturing. At first, the three protagonists of The Robber Bride follow a code that requires that they care for each other in a purely supportive way that excludes all negative feelings—including envy.

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