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Focusing particularly at the perform and theorization of narrative concepts, Gutiérrez-Jones engages a number of the such a lot influential texts within the fresh race debates
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These projects have been exploring, among other things, transferential dynamics as they affect writings about the Holocaust and its representation as a highly charged, “limit” historical event. ” At stake in both endeavors are questions about how to engage injuries without uncritically repeating their damage. The ﬁeld of common sense regarding injury makes it possible for highly diverse critiques—including those cited here—to ﬁnd expression 33 the contours of the contemp or ary r ace debate in what appears to be a relatively consistent set of rhetorical moves.
Identity politics” in particular. Brown begins with the notion that identity politics has built itself around a concept of injury deﬁned precisely in terms of a purported exclusion from a liberal ideal. In turn, remedies in this scenario entail a normalizing of the differences that were taken to be the basis of exclusionary and 37 the contours of the contemp or ary r ace debate discriminatory acts. Brown’s opening question, then, is why “radical” political efforts settle for registering injury in this way—why, in other words, would such efforts settle for assimilating injuries into an unscathed liberal political dynamic frequently oriented to gobble up differences in the structure of a bureaucratic regime?
His results, however, are fairly consistent with this camp. First, race and racism are assumed to constitute a pathology that is ultimately ancillary to the development of Western civilization and thought. In this sense, race and racism are, conceptually speaking, accidents of history that do not call on D’Souza to challenge at all terms like “civilization,” “barbarism,” or the “empirical” for the ways they may have been affected by race dynamics (or “ideologies”). Second, the key factor of racial injury is not the larger, more advanced 29 the contours of the contemp or ary r ace debate segment of society, but rather the black underclass which, according to D’Souza, chooses to partake in a social regression which ultimately injures the society as a whole.