[Marxism] Dowries

Nestor Gorojovsky nestorgoro at fibertel.com.ar
Sat Apr 29 12:42:42 MDT 2006


Respuesta a:"Marxism Digest, Vol 30, Issue 64"
Enviado por:marxism-request at lists.econ.utah.edu
Con fecha:29 Apr 2006, a las 7:24

> How rich is Yale? There's the $11 billion endowment, of course
> (apropos Lou's diagnosis of penis envy, it's interesting that the same
> word is used to describe a university's cash hoard as a man's genital
> package).

An interesting observation.

In Spanish, a man with a large "genital package" is "bien dotado" 
(well endowed), and "a/the dowry" is "una/la dote". Both the verb 
"dotar" and the noun "dote" equate in English with "to endow" and 
"endowment".  You can also speak of the "dotación" (endowment) as the 
crew of a military unit, a fire squad, a police station, etc.  Though 
it is not usual at all, everyone would understand that by a 
"dotación" (or "dowry") of M$ N you are talking of the assets of some 
institution.

What mysterious relations between language and Id would a Lacanian 
extract from these "transcultural" observation?



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