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Community of Equals: Made by Intelligence and Imagination

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Authors
Choi, Eun Ha
Issue Date
2008-10-31
Publisher
서울대학교 라틴아메리카연구소(SNUILAS)
Citation
Revista Iberoamericana, Vol.19 No.2, pp. 199-212
Keywords
EqualityCommunityIntelligenceFictionPolitical thoughtImaginaryBorgesRancière
Abstract
This essay dialogues with Jacques Rancière’s On the Shores of Politics and Jorge Luis Borges’s short story, “El Congreso”. Though employing different genres, Jorge Luis Borges and Jacques Rancière discuss a series of common themes: political community, equality and the role that intelligence (for Rancière) and literary fiction (for Borges) play in imagining the contours of possibility of a “community of equals” of an unfixed definition. I argue that according to both thinkers, fiction and political essays create the space for the discursive exposition of such a community as one always imminently to come, or as always already a catachresis. Discursively situating the “community of equals” is a practice of artifice that is constituted in the community’s ability and need to enact it.
ISSN
1598-7779
Language
English
URI
http://hdl.handle.net/10371/69269
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