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Definition of "abjection" []

  • The act of dispersing or casting off spores. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "abjection" in a sentence
  • "A key point of the notion of abjection is that the abject is or was essentially a part of us in some profound sense."
  • "The term “sensation novels” emerges as a profoundly apt encapsulation of the qualities of strangeness this process of abjection is locked onto (and one that is a precursor of “genre fiction” and comparable with “coloured people” in its disregard for the sensationalist content of writers like Charles Dickens, Thomas Hardy, Emily Brontë and countless others in the canon)."
  • "The thrown-off abject, the product of abjection, is thus the symbolic and disguised repository of that violence and basic otherness-of-the-self-within-itself, the means for staking out a supposed identity over against it."