Have We Reached a Destination?
Published Online: 7 APR 2013
Copyright © 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Between Skins: The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments
How to Cite
Diamond, N. (2013) Conclusion, in Between Skins: The Body in Psychoanalysis - Contemporary Developments, John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118321102.oth1
- Published Online: 7 APR 2013
- Published Print: 20 MAY 2013
Print ISBN: 9780470019429
Online ISBN: 9781118321102
- skin inscription
In this chapter, the author has fundamentally challenged the separation of a body semiotics from the field of language proper and explored how non-presence is endemic to somatic experience. According to the author, it is wrong to locate the registering of absence to a non-material mind, and hence a way of understanding skin inscription and of considering touch as a genuine form of language has been proposed. By re-working a structural linguistic model, the author suggests a way of conceiving language as differential elements in relation to a tactile writing, in order to show that bio-relations connect the body and other in a semiotic and social articulating field.