Show simple item record van Bever Donker, Maurits Truscott, Ross Minkley, Gary Lalu, Premesh Hook, Derek Ruti, Mari Barnard-Naudé, Jaco Lawless, Annemarie Erasmus, Aidan Pohlandt-McCormick, Helena 2017-08-15T12:21:30Z 2017-08-15T12:21:30Z 2017-02-01
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-77614-038-1
dc.description REMAINS OF THE SOCIAL en_ZA
dc.description.abstract REMAINS OF THE SOCIAL progress in his ‘Theses on the Philosophy of History’. Indeed, what is explored here, in various ways, is the notion that the very question of loss, as Zita Nunes has argued, might be read not only as constitutive of, or constituted by, the social – the social produced through loss, the grave as its first commemorative sign, or the social apportioning life and death and designating its grievability – but rather as a masking of that which enables the constitution of the social: the remainder, which we propose against conceptions of mourning and its failures, melancholia and nostalgia, which one finds more frequently in studies on the social. There is an echo here, as we discuss in the introductory chapter, of Fanon’s critique in Black Skin, White Masks of the social as it is constituted through the concept of Man, an echo that brings with it not only the urgent task of posing questions of racial formations, but also a need to turn attentively to modes of narration that enable an encounter with these remainders as resistant: to read this resistance back into the social as a demand that orders a future which is, as Fanon puts it in his opening lines, always too soon and too late, out of time. Such a demand is what threads the ethical weight that the chapters in this volume bring to the question of the social. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship WITS University Press en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Wits University Press en_ZA
dc.subject Remains of the Social en_ZA
dc.subject Traversing the Social en_ZA
dc.subject The Mandela Imaginary:Reflections on Post-Reconciliation Libidinal Economy en_ZA
dc.subject The Return of Empathy: Postapartheid Fellow Feeling en_ZA
dc.subject The Ethics of Precarity: Judith Butler’s Reluctant Universalism en_ZA
dc.subject Hannah Arendt’s Work of Mourning:The Politics of Loss, ‘the Rise of the Social’ and the Ends of Apartheid en_ZA
dc.subject Souvenir en_ZA
dc.subject Re-Cover: Afrikaans Rock, Apartheid’s Children and the Work of the Cover en_ZA
dc.subject The Graves of Dimbaza: Temporal Remains en_ZA
dc.subject The Principle of Insufficiency: Ethics and Community at the Edge of the Social en_ZA
dc.subject The Trojan Horse and the ‘Becoming Technical of the Human’ en_ZA
dc.type Book en_ZA
dc.description.librarian LP2017 en_ZA

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