Re: More on Taussig

Eve Pinsker (U56728@UICVM.BITNET)
Fri, 7 Oct 1994 07:02:27 CDT

The choice of the word "alterity" over "otherness" (a perfectly good word as
far as I can tell) to me indicates a preference for jargon for the sake of
creating an exclusive audience (excluding unwanted "others"?) and underlining
the erudition of the speaker, at the expense of clarity. "Mimesis" on the
other hand, one could argue has a more precise and specific meaning than
"imitation." Somebody tell me what's wrong with "otherness"? Eve Pinsker