The Undesired Other

  • Maximiliano E. KorstanjeEmail author


Over the recent years, the theme of abortion has set in the agenda of many countries. Although the abortion law was already present in France, the US and the UK, in some other countries the law was recently sanctioned just after the 2000s. This chapter deals with the problem of hospitality in the days of terrorism. From different angles, this chapter explores the question of abortion and the ideas of hospitality and multiculturalism, points that modern terrorism has instilled as necessary debates. We hold the thesis that the modern self has serious problems to understand the alterity when it confronts the own desires. The right of legal abortion should be framed as a decline of hospitality, a type of anti-hospitality imposed by modern terrorism and the culture of fear.


Fear Hospitality The undesired Other Anti-hospitality 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of PalermoBuenos AiresArgentina

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