from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Normal tissue (or an organ) present at an abnormal part of the body
- n. The occurrence of an organism in a number of different habitats
- n. A type of utopia that actually exists in a society
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as heterotopy.
- n. In ophthalmol., strabismus or squint.
I threw around words like "heterotopia," "panopticon" and "hegemony" with aplomb; I was about ten times smarter in that blog than I am here, where my voice tends to be a bit
The word that I came away from her reading is heterachronia–a multitude of times–similar to heterotopia, which means a multitude of places.
I call one group of them climbing up heterotopia to AdS/CFT.
If I had to look for differences, I guess, among the interesting distinctions are that whereas Focault sees the heterotopia as a site of potential political resistance at least that is how his comments are read today by many, Huizinga sees the play space as separate and transcendent -- autotelic as Bernard Suits might say.
I have just written a paper for a discourse and culture conference which LINKS the notions of the magic circle and heterotopia.
And whereas Foucault sees the heterotopia as reflecting, inverting, and interpenetrating dominant spaces, Huizinga sees play spaces as more dependent on boundaries and the independent creation of a new social order.
Personally, I'd like to see a paper contrasting Huizinga's magic circle with Foucault's notion of the heterotopia.
Opening Reception: heterotopia sites of culture represented, contested and inverted my current Sales Practices Manual tells me I am not to be engaged in blogging activity
For me Sir Toby's was a heterotopia that offers "tantalizing possibility" only if it veers into its own fragile realm between serious theology and the play of the imagination.
Congratulations, Shiert, you've passed through the portal and entered into the heterotopia poised between fact and fiction.