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The X of Representation: Rereading Stuart Hall

The X of Representation: Rereading Stuart Hall <p>Abstract:</p><p>This essay is a study of the notion of representation—its relation to difference, politics, diaspora, otherness, truth, and doxa—within Stuart Hall&apos;s work. The reevaluation of this concept in terms of dialectics and différance, or of blackness and innocence, is shown to be an abiding preoccupation of Hall&apos;s work. In particular, because blackness (or its notion) is never innocent, this essay explores the consequences of a certain undecidability that attends any encounter between representation and difference. And it is this X—its shaping of black meaning and life—that alerts us to an unsettling tension in Hall&apos;s work that no knowledge or encounter can fill and that leads to a purely negative reassessment of the racial imperatives of certain truths.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social Sciences University of Nebraska Press

The X of Representation: Rereading Stuart Hall

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University of Nebraska Press
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1938-8020

Abstract

<p>Abstract:</p><p>This essay is a study of the notion of representation—its relation to difference, politics, diaspora, otherness, truth, and doxa—within Stuart Hall&apos;s work. The reevaluation of this concept in terms of dialectics and différance, or of blackness and innocence, is shown to be an abiding preoccupation of Hall&apos;s work. In particular, because blackness (or its notion) is never innocent, this essay explores the consequences of a certain undecidability that attends any encounter between representation and difference. And it is this X—its shaping of black meaning and life—that alerts us to an unsettling tension in Hall&apos;s work that no knowledge or encounter can fill and that leads to a purely negative reassessment of the racial imperatives of certain truths.</p>

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Qui Parle: Critical Humanities and Social SciencesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Mar 28, 2019

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