Re: REVOLT - violence (Fanon) Kristeva -

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Posted by paul on April 18, 1997 at 21:38:05:

In Reply to: Re: REVOLT - violence (Fanon) Kristeva - posted by Rainer Ganahl on October 13, 1996 at 16:41:12:

: : :Is the term "REVOLT" actually the best choice of term?

: Yesterday, I was at the FANON conference... something interesting occurred:

: nobody really knew how to address the aspect of violence.

: until one Algerian woman did: but not so much in reference to Fanon, but in reference to politics:

: violence as a legitimate use of force to counter violence

: I liked the fact that it came up because it made me feel chilly ... at least

: and of course, it was a very interesting aspect nobody knew to respond...

: so the word REVOLT doesn't really mean much.. it is over stressed...
: and in kristeva's book, violence doesn't really play any role...

: of course, we are just a ridiculously small group of more or less powerless readers (not to confuse with the word 'leaders') who usually encounter violence only in a passive way: structural violence or direct violence directed against us...

: of course, kristeva doesn't even use the word "revolution" once in her book... to my knowledge....

: and revolution is a model that assumes a systematic and ideological superstructure that is worth to be discussed....

: revolt is usually something spontaneous that doesn't do too much...but immediate destruction...

: often it results in reinforcing the power of the status quo

-- the issues of dismembered identity and speaking in the place of the other as fanon mentions in
the first chapter of peau noire masque blanc, he feels the absence of
his voice as if it were a suffocation.

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