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n. pl. al·ter·i·ties
The state of being different, especially with respect to one's perception of one's identity within a culture; otherness.

[French altérité, otherness, Late Latin alteritās, Latin alter, other; see al- in Indo-European roots.]


(Philosophy) the quality of being different
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He explores its later application in Western culture, looking at the object of seduction, the memorial object: between wound and catharsis, the magical object: animating the inanimate, creating worlds: the mythopoetic force of objects, theatricalizing the fetish-object, the alterity of matter, and the object-icon.
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vkay (2011) and Wehrs (2013) prove the current importance of Emmanuel Levinas' ethic of alterity in the field of literary studies and, more particularly, in the critical analysis of contemporary fiction.
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