Perverse Characteristics of Governmental Oppression

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This article discusses the perverse characteristics of government oppression (as compared to the perverse characteristics of relations) and focuses on the main characteristic of two-dimensional perception of humans and humanity. Diverse forms of revolting against it will be discussed, including the example of the social protest in Israel, as well as testimony from the Israeli organization Breaking the Silence, which will be analyzed through the prism of Didi-Huberman’s firefly phenomenon as the only living form of resistance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)777-789
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Imago
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Dec 2023

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Experimental and Cognitive Psychology
  • Anthropology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Music
  • Literature and Literary Theory


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