chapter  4
‘Strange flesh’ and ‘unshap’t bodies’: monstrosity, hyperbolic masculinity and ‘racial’ difference
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Rosi Braidotti argues that ‘the peculiarity of the organic monster is that s/he is both Same and Other. The monster is neither a total stranger nor completely familiar; s/he exists in an in-between zone.’1 S/he is the ‘foreign’ at the heart of the ‘domestic’, a paradoxical entity – or non-entity – the rhetoric of the ‘human’ represses but does not fully suppress. In short, s/he is the uncanny.