The Pre-Raphaelite painting and Wilde's life writing of the androgyne
in the nineteenth century, which meant to disassemble the biopolitics of the rigid gender images, laid the groundwork for camp.
, dans la dramaturgie filmique marocaine, n'est pas une donnee naturelle biologique anatomique (al khounta), mais c'est le resultat d'un processus de transformation symbolique, d'un travestissement social.
This double-folded immersion in the conch is a return to omphalos, to the concentric life of the acephalic mollusk, which recovers the innocence of the child like androgyne
by returning to the womb at the originary state in which chromosomes have not yet been sorted out.
If the 'dividual' is locus of all manner of relationships, 'cross-sex' and 'same-sex', the specifically 'maternal body' ceases to exist in meaningful or permanent contrast to any other unless, of course, Strathern's 'dividual' is not an androgyne
as she claims but rather--as she herself, contradictorily and in typically vague and synoptic style, implies--a transposition of Gimi and other Melanesian men's wishes to deny women any active role by converting their bodies into empty containers, inert and silent 'houses' where men encounter one another and interact entirely among themselves (Gillison 1993).
The Modern Androgyne
Imagination: A Failed Sublime.
The suggestion that the figure of Jesus was the archetypical androgyne
is the highlight of the relevance between Bakan and the androgyny hypothesis.
proudly ignores the presence of the other in the noise (the presence that will eventually lead to its demise: Shiva, Saleem's greatest enemy, the proper son of midnight, named after the god of destruction, whom Saleem deprives of his birthright, takes revenge on the children's conference).
Ovid's myth can, then, be regarded as reinforcing a conceptual status quo that is built upon a two-sex model in which the figure of the androgyne
is an abhorrence and a threat to the purity of the position of the fertile male.
The king and his mignons were often portrayed as a mix of hermaphrodite, androgyne
, transvestite, and bisexual, thereby blending even more gender boundaries, and fueling ambiguity in the political, cultural, and literary domains of his reign.
In 'La Famille Adam', Cain eventually represents an avatar of the Original Oneness (the Platonic Androgyne
), melding the best of male and female elements.
(43) Here Boyarin notes that 'Paul's interpretation of Genesis is virtually identical to Philo's.' (44) For Philo, the first story of Gen 1 tells of an entirely spiritual being, a 'singular unbodied Adam-creature', whose designation as both male and female really means a primal androgyne
of no sex.
The male androgyne
may be identified by a smooth face, unusually long hair, effete mannerisms, unnatural delicacy, strong scent or even cosmetics and the absence of that robust vigour so characteristic of the Englishman.