File spoon-archives/baudrillard.archive/baudrillard_1995/baudrillard.07-95, message 35

Date: Thu, 27 Jul 95 00:39:24 EDT
Subject: Re: the wager of seduction

>> Ross, it seems to me a tad silly to take serious issue with the word
>> "resistance".  To write/theorize in order to break down, disappear, seduce --
>> what is at stake in insisting that this is not a form of resistance?

> What is at stake in insisting that it *is*?

> Our fervent wish that we aren't wasting our time when we "write/theorize"?

Does the label "resistance" carry any kind of non-waste-of-time guarantee? 

It seems to me that we probably write/theorize largely for the pleasure 
of doing so, so the waste of time question hardly arises.  It was said, 
however, that B writes in order to disappear, effect breakdown, seduce etc.  
Of course, one could claim that he just happens to be the kind of person 
who has fun disappearing, breaking things down, etc. -- whereas others may, 
instead, seek pleasure in looming large and constructing edifices.
And that we read B to enjoy his antics, as we read Hegel to enjoy the
other kind of antics.  I guess that would be cool with me.  

- malgosia 



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