Polymorphosis


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Pol`y`mor`pho´sis


n.1.(Zool.) The assumption of several structural forms without a corresponding difference in function; - said of sponges, etc.
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Overstatement and totalization of the case inevitably backfires (as it does in the film): the liberatory polymorphosis that would reverse the strictures of Oedipal genitalization (and the direction of time and modernization structured with it) is always collapsing back onto itself, but in so doing it does not merely reinscribe the categories it had sought to deconstruct but perpetuates the story of what I would call "the conservation of chaos" against the regimes of both order and disorder, and of the living, discursive, and historical bodies that belong to this story: bodies neither and both ephemeral n/or eternal, holding their own with and against the production of knowledge.
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