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Rina Arya and Nicholas Chare

Print publication date: 2016

Print ISBN-13: 9780719096280

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2017

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719096280.001.0001

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Introduction: approaching abjection

Introduction: approaching abjection

(p.1) Introduction: approaching abjection
Abject Visions

Rina Arya

Nicholas Chare

Manchester University Press

‘Abjection’ is a word with a long history in the English language. In The Oxford Dictionary of English Etymology its use is traced back to the fifteenth century. At that time, someone who had been brought low, rendered despondent or dejected for whatever reason, was referred to as abject. The term assumed its more familiar meaning of being degraded or despicable in the sixteenth century. Its etymological roots are to be found in the Latin word ...

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