By Carys Bray
Meet the Bradleys.
In plenty of methods, they’re a standard family:
Zippy is 16 and in love for the 1st time; Al is 13 and desires of enjoying for Liverpool.
And in many ways, they’re a section different:
Seven-year-old Jacob believes in miracles. So does his dad.
But nowadays their mum doesn’t think in whatever, now not even getting away from bed.
How does lifestyles move on, now that Issy is long gone?
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I f this kind of genetically distant phantasm, intending to subvert even the principle of social reality, has certainly nourished the "contestation of global society, " one must still, to explain their resurgence, grasp the specific mechanisms of repression in contemporary society. What new type of repression provokes this new type of insurrection? 1. IN ORDER TO READ repression, one must unravel not only the schema of the police, but also the empirical schema, vulgarized by psychoanalysis, of vital forces being pushed back, of the frustration of "essential" needs, etc.
The same with the liberation of labor. And with the sun during vacation: the rehabilitation of the body, concern for beauty, demand for well-being? Yes, but therein separated ends, circumscribed to vacation, puritan satisfactions, parenthesis in work, substituted for desire: alibis. Vacation sun is repressive, its real function is to disavow the value of pleasure, because it intervenes as a sign of an absent totality. Thus nudism: is it the truth of the body? Not at all: the truth of the body is desire and nudism, usurping nudity as a sign, disavows more completely, omits and censures nudity as flesh.
It won't be warded off in the street, nor 37 through street fighting, because it is inscribed even in the arrange ment of the street, not panning the windows, not in the spectacle of the street fighting. In co-management, it nourishes the signs them selves (but only the signs) of tesponsibility and power. This historic transition of violent forms of repression toward complicit euphoria can be read in the face of the city: the grand Parisian boulevards, once the site of insurrection and of its suppression, have become grand commercial and spectacular arteries.
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