indistinction

indistinction

(ˌɪndɪˈstɪŋkʃən)
n
a lack of distinction made or perceived; the absence of making a distinctiona lack of difference or distinguishing features; the state of not being distinct or distinguishablea lack of eminence or distinction; the quality of being undistinguishedlack of clarity; indistinguishableness; obscurity
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It is argued that despite the indistinction regarding concepts of care and health, often present in the perception of the marketers, a more comprehensive notion of care is found.
One might think of two exemplary texts, Louis Chude-Sokei's The Sound of Culture, which refuses to force any continuity between discrete works by black artists in order to take a more ecumenical survey of engagements with technology; or Alex Weheliye's Habeas Viscus, which turns its attention from explicit acts of resistance to "manifold occurrences of freedom in zones of indistinction" (2014, 2).
Sari Saysay's script drips with wry arguments spanning Mocha, Mayon, Kuwait and Norwegia, but occasionally wobbles in its deliberate indistinction between real and make-believe.
In this way we should understand Aurel Codoban's statement that ,,satisfying love means, to Plato, a recovery of the primordial androgyny, a return to the original indistinction, similar to a return to the sky of pure Ideas and to quenched desire" (Codoban 2004, 29).
The film presents as an interrogation of the ontology of the still image, and, as with many Kiarostami projects, the border between art and the 'reality' that brackets it fades into indistinction. Where, after all, is the 'original' photograph in each of these short films?
At the margins of the state of exception lies the threshold: a zone of indistinction wherein the quintessential uniqueness of membership, albeit artificial, is asserted through its witnessing of the exception (Agamben, 2004).
Worse, spoken Latin American Spanish risks more confusion, because of our phonological indistinction between /s/ and /c/ before /i/: to us, "sine" sounds the same as "cine" (film); maybe funny but certainly confusing.
Time gathers care and punishment together, oftentimes to the point of functional indistinction.
The disheveled corpse of a woman is strewn intentionally across a stone path, and the group of lamenters is drawn like a battle of lines [lotta di linee] countering the chaos of indistinction. The mourners, in their various attitudes, belong to the same ideal family of peasant women that Levi describes ["They ripped the veils and ribbons, tore their clothes out of place, scratched their faces until blood came ..."].
Next, Vladimir Biti discusses the worlding and unworlding of literature in light of zones of indistinction and traumatic constellations.