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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...): an apparent contradiction that recalls the ambiguous situation of water, and of law. What is impossible, what threatens life, must still be arrogated or performed. Philip cites Jacques Derrida’s Specters of Marx throughout her afterword, and there is a Derridean way of understanding this paradoxical...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 173–179.
Published: 01 July 2014
... narratives is through the deconstructive philosophy of the Algerian-born philosopher Jacques Derrida. Derrida's critique of the metaphysics of presence, however limited his textual focus ultimately proves, is a necessary prolegomena to the revamped sonic ontology Weheliye will ultimately propose. Derrida...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 14–27.
Published: 01 July 2016
... governance.” © Small Axe, Inc. 2016 race Reconstruction affect Derrida Familiarity breeds as much contentment as contempt. When engaging with iconic thinkers, we need to be aware of any tendencies to oscillate between reassurance and irritation when reading their traditionally quoted passages...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 103–113.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of certain givens as their point of departure. Lévi-Strauss's opposition between the figure of the bricoleur and that of the engineer is not an opposition between non-Western and Western epistemology but a move toward unveiling myths central to Western epistemology. Jacques Derrida notes that Lévi...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 78–89.
Published: 01 November 2014
... term, a supplementary harmonization . Benjamin's essay both clarifies and obscures translation. Its various displacements and noli me tangere have made it an ideal object of study for ambitious readers such as Paul de Man and Jacques Derrida. To read the essay's figures of “inapproachability...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 22–39.
Published: 01 March 2013
... the Sun: Black Luminosity and the Visual Culture of Surveillance,” Cultural Studies 26, no. 4 (2012): 542–64. 36 Following Robert Young, it might be useful to see anticolonialism and postcolonialism as having created the conditions that gave rise to poststructuralism (e.g., Jacques Derrida's...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 76–84.
Published: 01 July 2016
... is not limited to one of nostalgia and the archive; as Jacques Derrida has conceived, writing is the always already machinic supplement in the production of thought. Paper is multimedia. 19 The (hybrid) print journal's future is possibly one of creating the subterranean conditions to materialize...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (1 (40)): 50–70.
Published: 01 March 2013
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
... Derrida’s definition of a mal d’archive (often translated as “archive fever”) reflects on the close relationship many historians form with the records they work with. 36 Derrida’s inclusion of the destruction of archives as an integral part of such collected records’ life cycle could have been...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): v–xvi.
Published: 01 June 2008
... inspired by Jacques Derrida’s meditation on the inescapable paradoxes of archivization, Archive Fever: A Freudian Impression (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996). For a fine reading of this essay, see Carolyn Steedman, “Something She Called a Fever: Michelet, Derrida...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... hand, finding themselves keen to discuss lives that are “spectral,” in the sense that Jacques Derrida gives us to understand that word, that is, departing at the moment of their apparition; 14 on the other, finding it hard to resist the allure of the encounter with power, with “lowly lives reduced...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (2 (53)): 1–20.
Published: 01 July 2017
.... 72 Jacques Derrida, On the Name , ed. Thomas Dutoit, trans. David Wood, John P. Leavey Jr., and Ian McLeod (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 1995), 35. 73 Sigmund Freud, quoted in Oliver Sacks, Hallucinations (New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2012), 59. 74 1 Sam. 3:2–10 RSV...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2019
... is concerned with the ways ideas may become less relevant, but this does not mean that ideas lose their potential to regain their significance. In his thesis on the “specter of Marx,” Jacques Derrida emphasizes this point following the fall of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics. The formal end...
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Small Axe (2006) 10 (3): 70–86.
Published: 01 October 2006
... up the world, especially the world of objects, to new and oppositional readings. Any act of bricolage potentially challenges and/or disruptively transforms the closed concept of wholeness, an idea articulated by Jacques Derrida who sees “every discourse as bricoleur...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (2): 63–79.
Published: 01 June 2008
... of that discomfort we mourn. Not only does the content discomfort, the form is discomforting as well. In the accompanying essay, “Notanda,” I quote from Derrida’s Specters of Marx, in which he talks of mourning, specters of the dead, and the need to know the exact place where the bodies...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 59–76.
Published: 01 March 2002
... and Practice of Symbolic Resistance in Nineteenth-Century France,” 168–69). It is also interesting to note Derrida’s reference to Heidegger’s defi nition of usage as “the dis- tribution (Aushandigung: dis-maintenance) of presencing (das Anwesens) into disorder (in den Un-fug). Usage...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): vii–x.
Published: 01 November 2017
... Derrida's late ruminations in Learning to Live Finally: The Last Interview , trans. Pascalle-Anne Brault and Michael Naas (Brooklyn, NY: Melville House, 2007), than with The Politics of Friendship , trans. George Collins (London: Verso, 2006). ...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 52–63.
Published: 01 November 2014
... , Jacques Derrida evokes the colonial situation that results in his not having a mother tongue. He speaks of an imposed monolingualism, with French being the language imposed on the inhabitants of Algeria: “The monolingualism imposed by the other operates by relying upon that foundation, here, through...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... as an outstanding debt by archiving the past in financial documents? Jacques Derrida's Archive Fever contends not only that we relate to the past through acts of “archivization” but that “archivization produces as much as it records the event.” 22 Debt—in both its logic and language—is emerging as a literary...