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View Diary: Has anyone looked at you like this before? (142 comments)

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  •  *shudder* (2+ / 0-)
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    fou, raincrow

    I can remember my ex step father snarling about "queer" this and 'queer" that in a mean way.

    "No doubt many are offended by the idea of same-sex marriage. But, of course, those who don’t like the idea of same-sex marriage don’t have to marry someone of the same sex." - Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky

    by indiemcemopants on Sun Dec 11, 2011 at 06:19:25 PM PST

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    •  Brilliant post indie. (3+ / 0-)
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      indiemcemopants, kait, ubertar

      Your post reminds me of Roland Barthes' theorization of the punctum in his work Camera Lucida:

      In a deeply personal discussion of the lasting emotional effect of certain photographs, Barthes considers photography as asymbolic, irreducible to the codes of language or culture, acting on the body as much as on the mind. The book develops the twin concepts of studium and punctum: studium denoting the cultural, linguistic, and political interpretation of a photograph, punctum denoting the wounding, personally touching detail which establishes a direct relationship with the object or person within it.


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