By Charles Slack
Whilst J. P. Morgan referred to as a gathering of latest York's monetary leaders after the inventory marketplace crash of 1907, Hetty eco-friendly was once the single girl within the room. The Guinness publication of global Records memorialized her because the World's maximum Miser, and, certainly, this not going robber baron -- who parlayed a snug inheritance right into a fortune that was once worthy approximately 1.6 billion in today's funds -- used to be frugal to a fault. yet in an age while girls weren't even allowed to vote, by no means brain main issue themselves with rates of interest, she lived by way of her personal ideas. In Hetty, Charles Slack reexamines her existence and legacy, giving us, in the end, a wonderfully "nuanced portrait" (Newsweek) of 1 of the best -- and such a lot eccentric -- financiers in American history.
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The film has a strong anti-Oedipal take. In humorous and graceful ways, castration is mocked and incest encouraged. A certain psychoanalysis with its emphasis on Oedipus goes along with a capitalist regime that blocks flows and prevents becoming. Male and female bodies in postures on the bed or in the analyst’s chair are part of a ceremony that has become burlesque. In addition to the attitudes of the body, there is more emphasis on the female face, a moving face unfettered by makeup. It’s not the marketed, clichéd face of advertisement (Griggers 1997).
On a more general level, we have tried to show how, by contextualising and generalising the concept, we can reinsert ‘becoming-woman’ first in a post-May 1968 era and point to its similarities with concepts used at the time by ‘feminist’ writers such as Hélène Cixous. We then followed the evolution of the concept in Deleuze’s work, with yet another reference to Cixous, in order to see how it can function in today’s conditions. We can conclude by saying that though Deleuze emphasises different concepts at different times, he continues to work along rhizomatic processes and lines of flight from a productive rather than theatrical unconscious.
In his view, the ‘being’ of each woman is always temporary. An effect of subjectivation, it cannot be separated from a context and is always exceeded by becomings that can neither be completely controlled nor foretold. Similar to Cixous’s concept of NBW, becoming-woman entails a continuous turning away from one’s present conditions, an ongoing actualisation of virtualities. In the present time of vertical and horizontal intensification of capitalism into strata more and more 35 VERENA ANDERMATT CONLEY unconscious, actualisation of true virtualities – other than those based on ‘I consume, therefore I am’ – is more and more difficult.