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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 105–116.
Published: 01 December 2004
...Karen Feldman THE BINDING WORD: CONSCIENCE AND THE RHETORIC OF AGENCY IN HEGEL'S PHENOMENOLOGY OF SPIRIT Karen Feldman Who is responsible for all that gets said and done in a speech act? Is the speech act an act of speech, an act performed by speech and not just in speech? Is...
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Qui Parle (2009) 17 (2): 59–83.
Published: 01 December 2009
... agency. It does so by producing destructive inventions, such as tragic fate, which in spite of being themselves created within an artwork—a work of fiction—radical- ly contradict the human capacity for action. This is astonishing. Should we conclude from this that the imagination denies itself...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 299–308.
Published: 01 December 2011
... a distinction between human action and cultural modes of perception, on the one hand, and the material environment, on the other. Even though ecocriticism pursues a dense web of connec- tions that link texts and humans to natures, its political aims tend to focus on the agency of humans and...
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Qui Parle (2019) 28 (1): 1–75.
Published: 01 June 2019
... coherence of the form, the critiques of Protestant Buddhism inscribe a notion of an autonomous self, whose agency is to be determined through the question of influence. This notion of influence, by presupposing a subject already defined by its internal history, external to influence, separates the past from...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 June 2003
... Husserl's phras- ing? How might we conceive of the human, if not by its abilities, its agency? Mark Poster — You ask about who I am and my agency in cyber- space, about my manipulation of space/time. I don't think its my manipulation of space/time; that implies too much agency. Instead, we...
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Qui Parle (2013) 22 (1): 139–166.
Published: 01 June 2013
... subordinated social groups invent and circulate counter- discourses to formulate oppositional interpretations of their identities, interests and needs.”17 Transnational subaltern counter- publics enable subaltern agency by reconfi guring the asymmetrical discursive relations among differentially...
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Qui Parle (2012) 20 (2): 91–93.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Benedetto, the necessary if unpleasant condition in which critical engagement takes place. Precariousness is “a condi- tion . . . needed to learn anything, to engage people and not assume anything.” To be in a precarious state entails a de facto suspension of our own claims to agency, to power, to...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 178–192.
Published: 01 December 2013
... by others7 Mialet’s analysis of the actor- network surrounding Hawking dem- onstrates the agency of, say, Hawking’s computer as it predicts and stores his language, voices his thoughts, and either facilitates, re- stricts, or directs his perlocutions, depending on how seamlessly it happens to...
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Qui Parle (2016) 25 (1-2): 263–278.
Published: 01 December 2016
... solicits indiff erence to the violences infl icted upon the racialized, Lee and Weheliye neither restore the human to wholeness nor abandon it entirely. Their eff orts go astray from politics based on agency and resistance as they seek to discern what the human could become...
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Qui Parle (2011) 19 (2): 5–21.
Published: 01 December 2011
... with work in adjacent fi elds addressing questions of space and place, human-nonhuman divides, and how the material world can interrupt and reconfi gure notions of human and nonhu- man ontology, agency, and cultural formation. In the pages that follow, ecocritical currents crisscross...
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Qui Parle (2003) 14 (1): 99–121.
Published: 01 June 2003
... wish to control the condi- tions under.which we can be affected by other human beings, but none of us really are. But while we're not in control, but that does not mean we don't exercise a certain kind of conditioned agency. That's what it means to live in community. That's what it means to...
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Qui Parle (2007) 16 (2): 133–145.
Published: 01 December 2007
... belief that specific forms of technics can be considered as instruments to be used rather than as fields of power relations that expose their users to unforeseeable reciprocal effects. Given the increasing extent to which political contestation of all forms relies on the agency of net...
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Qui Parle (2013) 21 (2): 169–177.
Published: 01 December 2013
... in denying him— a prole- tarian collector—the exercise of the kind of agency of thoughtful and discriminating acquisition so central to the formation of many modern bourgeois subjects” (DR, 59). Moon could do a better job of recuperating Darger’s agency, illustrating the precise manner in...
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Qui Parle (2003) 13 (2): 183–201.
Published: 01 December 2003
... in his or her obliteration, regardless of whether it was a leftist narrative of political agency — the slave stepping into someone else's shoes and then becoming a political agent — or whether it was about being able to unveil the slave's humanity by actually...
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Qui Parle (2018) 27 (1): 199–231.
Published: 01 June 2018
... surveillance and traffic analysis initiated by rogue identity thieves, internet service providers, and federal agencies. Beginning in 2014, artist Trevor Paglen and computer security researcher Jacob Appelbaum began installing the artwork Autonomy Cube in galleries and museums around the world in an effort...
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Qui Parle (2015) 23 (2): 135–160.
Published: 01 December 2015
...- ference in both places, differences through which political capacity and agency were calibrated, delimited, and excepted in the process of negotiating the meaning and scope of national sovereignty. As he puts it, “It was not simply that difference made empire possible: empire...
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Qui Parle (2021) 30 (1): 185–207.
Published: 01 June 2021
... logic is this? There are people who help me to think this question, such as Reza Negarestani and the people that were working on the blockchain project at the ECSA (Economic Space Agency), which was a group of economics, computer scientists, artists that I met in California. 10 They were looking at...
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Qui Parle (2001) 12 (2): 15–55.
Published: 01 December 2001
... tied to questions of futurity in psychoanalysis (where castration, for boys, is "projected" as an anticipated event), and to the matter of time itself in Heidegger's analysis of Dasein's self-interpretative agency, in these texts "anxiety" nevertheless emerges as a...
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Qui Parle (2011) 20 (1): 117–135.
Published: 01 June 2011
... considers itself synonymous with democracy. Those modes of agency that might be used for struc- tural change, for rejecting the fetishism of the market and reimag- ining social relations not tied to the obligations of consumerism and hyper-individualism, now appear increasingly out...
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Qui Parle (2004) 14 (2): 15–56.
Published: 01 December 2004
... the Atlantic slave trade.' THE DISSIMULATION OF RACE 17 Despite transient euphoria among Western journalists and aid agencies over the "spread of African democracy," Rwanda and the Ivory Coast provide vivid examples of the...