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otherness

the opposite or opposed element in a binary opposition such as self/other (ego/alter), East/West, or masculine/feminine.

The concept is important in FREUD and LACAN, and is variously employed elsewhere, e.g. SAID‘s account of ORIENTALISM, CIXOUS's conception of the ‘feminine’.

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ly otherness allowed exalted and Examined not too close examined not
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