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Judith Butler. Sin aliento: riendo, llorando al límite del cuerpo (idioma original)

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The video explores the power of noise, humor, and laughter in political engagement, emphasizing inclusive communication. It discusses the limitations of parliamentary democracy in recognizing marginalized voices and advocates for a reevaluation of language and demands in shaping future democracy. The importance of acknowledging and amplifying diverse voices is highlighted, along with the role of noise as a form of expression for those outside established democratic institutions. The segment also delves into the complexities of democracy, interdependency, and the significance of laughter and crying as forms of resistance and empowerment in navigating adversity and challenging societal norms.

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The power of noise, humor, and laughter in political engagement.
03:41
The segment emphasizes the importance of inclusive communication in political discourse.
Limitations of parliamentary democracy in recognizing marginalized voices that do not fit traditional structures are discussed.
The role of 'noise' as a form of expression for those outside established democratic institutions is questioned.
The need to acknowledge and amplify diverse voices to create a more inclusive political landscape is highlighted.
Democracy is a complex concept with varying interpretations based on political and social ideologies.
09:02
Different countries define democracy based on their historical experiences and socio-political contexts.
Democracy is viewed as an ongoing struggle rather than a static achievement.
The definition of democracy is intertwined with beliefs about freedom, equality, and representation.
Equality in democracy is rooted in the interconnectedness and interdependence of individuals, emphasizing mutual reliance and shared responsibility.
The importance of recovering interdependency through refusal, resistance, and overthrowing power structures.
12:02
Interdependency is a social practice of hope that challenges the status quo and binds us ethically.
Scraccia, a form of non-violent protest through disruptive sound, emerged to demand justice and oppose exploitative practices in various countries.
The power of collective action and resistance in dismantling systems of exploitation and colonial domination.
Dependency created by exploitation and colonial domination perpetuates inequality and poverty by extracting labor and resources for the benefit of those with capital and power.
The importance of noise in political expression.
21:53
Noise can be an important form of political expression when acknowledged.
Public sounds from marginalized groups should be embraced as significant.
Jacques Attali discusses the political significance of noise in cultural repression and control.
Subversive music has historically faced censorship for challenging societal norms and structures.
The impact of noise on communication and power structures.
23:04
Noise can be used as a tool for domination or torture, disrupting communication and challenging power dynamics.
Excessive noise levels can lead to physical harm and even death.
Laughter and crying can also disrupt communication and express extreme emotions, signaling a crisis for the human subject.
In some cases, speech or signing may vanish due to incommunicable emotions.
Laughter and crying are connected to the body's breathing, both stemming from a disruption in normal bodily function.
28:20
These reactions indicate a crisis, questioning everyday functioning and mimicking physical emergency responses.
Laughter and crying provide an escape and elevation within lived experiences, challenging conscious control and self-identification.
These expressions demonstrate the interconnectedness of emotions, thoughts, and bodily reactions, highlighting the complexity of human experiences.
The impact of uncontrollable reactions of laughter and crying on human subjectivity.
35:35
Laughter and crying challenge self-control and critique individual freedom.
These reactions symbolize a strike against functionalism and allow for a loss of control.
They represent the limits of preventing loss and orchestrating responses to threats against life conditions.
Laughter and crying are essential aspects of human expression and experience, not conscious choices.
The role of laughter in resistance and empowerment in oppressive situations.
39:14
Laughter challenges political power and societal norms, fostering solidarity among individuals.
In Palestine, laughter is intertwined with stories of oppression and tears, serving as a coping mechanism.
Humorous works by authors like Souad Amiri emphasize the importance of laughter in navigating complex political and social contexts.
Laughter is a means of reclaiming agency and empowerment in the face of adversity.
The segment explores the loss of land and complicity of the Palestinian government.
42:56
It draws parallels between the struggle of the political movement and menopause, reflecting on past glory and future challenges.
The importance of humor as a coping mechanism and form of community support is highlighted.
Examples of laughter amidst adversity are provided, showcasing the power of storytelling to uplift and connect individuals.
Anecdotes of humor challenging authority and bringing people together in shared experiences are shared.
The power of laughter and social bonds in a story where a woman pretends to be a boy's mother to save him from a soldier.
47:10
Laughter is shown to have the ability to renew and create community, acting as a minor crisis that uplifts those involved.
The speaker addresses the threat of authoritarianism in Brazil, with the government censoring art and underfunding humanities and critical inquiry.
The actions taken by the government pose a danger to freedom of expression and intellectual exploration within the country.
Discussion on the concept of political correctness.
57:30
Political correctness has been used to devalue important social struggles like feminism, LGBTQ rights, and anti-racism efforts.
Labeling movements as 'politically correct' is a tactic to resist being held accountable for privilege and historical injustices.
The speaker expresses their inability to align with the term 'politically correct' due to its association with maintaining oppressive systems and behaviors.
Discussion on the tendency to prioritize punishment over restorative justice in prison abolition work.
59:50
Emphasis on critiquing the prison system and repairing harm without perpetuating violence.
Need for feminism to address issues of violence, harassment, and rape beyond relying on the legal and prison system.
Call for critical discussions to address and change the structural and social factors contributing to violence, including femicide.
Importance of shared experiences and interpretations in creating social bonds.
01:04:52
Permission to laugh at difficult situations is crucial for coping.
The power of solidarity and community in opposing societal conditions.
Challenges faced by individuals making anonymous accusations.
Personal experiences of facing accusations based on sexual orientation and expressing solidarity with others unfairly accused.
Disillusionment among feminists regarding due process in the legal system's failure to convict harassers or violent offenders.
01:10:15
Me Too movement aims to change social structures by collectively opposing sexual violence.
Concerns raised about the individualistic nature of the Me Too movement and its effectiveness in addressing systemic issues.
Empathy is discussed as a complex concept that may not always lead to accurate understanding of others' experiences.
Challenges of understanding and empathizing with different experiences.
01:16:00
Emphasizes the need to challenge existing frameworks to promote inclusivity and understanding.
Discusses the concept of ableism and the importance of deconstructing societal norms around language and communication.
Highlights the significance of learning sign language and engaging with the Deaf community.
Explores power dynamics of language and the value of expanding communication methods to bridge gaps in perception and experience.
Unexpected camaraderie between soldiers and prisoners in German concentration camps at the end of World War Two.
01:21:05
Interaction showcased the absurdity of occupation and indefinite detention.
Moment highlighted a temporary shift in power dynamics between oppressors and oppressed.
Shared camaraderie amidst dark history adds complexity to the narrative of war.
Human interactions in extreme circumstances are brought to light.