Interpassivity: The necessity to retain a semblance of the mundane?
First, some questions
What might it mean to interpassively respond to Interpassivity? Is not this collection of essays in this special issue itself a potentially doubly interpassive event (that is, interpassivity redoubled): delegate others firstly, to read the book and secondly, think about – and it is assumed, enjoy – the book to the point of writing about it? Of course, to claim that these series of events are interpassive is to also claim that many of the readers of these essays are in fact “delegating their enjoyment”1 of reading Pfaller’s Interpassivity. This delegating of enjoyments signals that enjoyment – or perhaps more so – the type of enjoyment delegated is a type of action and work in itself. Therefore, that enjoyment so delegated can also be a demand upon us that we seek to displace and in displacing we seek to replace our own, expected work of enjoyment. So, interpassivity – using these essays on the book Interpassivity as an example – is the shift from production to consumption; or rather, is this not the consumption of others as displaced and replaced work of and for ‘you’?
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