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This chapter sets out from the contemporary tension between postcolonial and dialectical thinking—in Slavoj Žižek and Alain Badiou in particular—before turning to the Occupy Movement, and the ratio of the 99 percent, as an entry point for grappling with the dangerous lure of unity. Despite his own refusal of dialectics, Michel Foucault provides methodological tools that help to avoid the danger of premature dialectical reconciliation. Inversely, and from within the dialectical tradition, Fredric Jameson helps to loosen the bonds of dialectical oppositions and the singularity of the dialectic. It is at the intersection of the two currents—guarding simultaneously against dialectical...

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