By Arthur Kroker, Marilouise Kroker
The Hysterical Male is designed as a thematically focussed exploration of gender politics within the Nineties. Initiated as a significant other quantity to physique Invaders it offers an severe, provocative and inventive theorization of feminism less than the failing signal of male hystericization.
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T. S. Eliot, "The Waste Land," The Waste Land and Other Poems, (New York: Harcourt, Brace and World, 1962 ), p. 37. 17. ," Inland Architect, September/October, 1988. 18. , p. 65. 19. Martin Heidegger, "The Thing," Poetry, Language, Thought, trans. Albert Hofstadter, (New York: Harper and Row, 1971), p. 166. 20. Ibid. 21. , p. 167. 22. , p. 169. 23. Ibid. 24. , p. 171. 25. , p. 172. THE HYSTERICAL MALE 27 26. Ibid. 27. Ibid. 28. , p. 180. 29. , p. 182. 30. Ibid. 31. This phrase refers to the well-known chapterfrom Le Corbusier's Vers une architecture and to Catherine Ingraham's critique of it in "The Burdens of Linearity," a paper presented at the Chicago Institute for Architecture and Urbanism (Skidmore, Owings and Merrill Foundation) Working Session on Contemporary Architectural Theory, September 1988, as well as to its more transparent referent, the eye of power which sees only that which it chooses to see.
Children are born of the mother; they are legitimate by virtue of having made the passage from inside to out. "Wee peeps"lO appear locally upon the landscape of The Gaze. Wee peeps: we peeks, small chickens (chicks), brief glances, a hint of impropriety-micturition in public. Tattoos upon the symbolic order. They are the "lens" that "we need the loan of ... "11 Like minor literature, or the little girls on Tintorelli's stair in The Trial, or the twenty-eight little girl shadows of Isabelle, or the rainbow girls in Finnegans Wake.
A sentence about the duplicity of method is pursuing a rigorous abstract promising to demonstrate the textuality of powerful claims to knowledge, promising to give evidence ofthejictive nature of claims to truthful knowledge. lrigaray continues, "it was ... "19 A displacement then, a detour from abstract questions of method, from the easier (because legitimate) question of the relationship between the fictive and the real, the fact and the artifact, toward the materiality of institutional story-telling.