Disembodied conjugality

Lotte Buch Segal*

*Corresponding author for this work

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This chapter engages with Das' work on how to receive knowledge of the other. Das advances our understanding of this problem by proposing that the problem of knowledge has two sides - what is it to know but also how can one bear to be known, thus pairing the problem of knowing with that of confessing. The chapter asks what kinds of marriage and what forms of intimacy are possible in the event of Israel's detention of Palestinian men? What fills the void left by the detained husband's physical absence?.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWording the World
Subtitle of host publicationVeena Das and Scenes of Inheritance
EditorsRoma Chatterji
PublisherFordham University Press
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9780823261864
ISBN (Print)9780823261857
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2014


  • Conjugal intimacy
  • Incarceration
  • Israel's detention of Palestinians
  • Knowledge of the other


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