jan11_lec3 - suffer-Goes to secular school for Jews taught...

Info iconThis preview shows page 1. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
January 11, 2011 Multiculturalism and the Politics of Recognition - Recognition was bestowed upon people due to their class, historically - Advocacy for citizen rights given to individuals (Jean Jacque Rousseau) - Recognition affects identity In “multicultural societies”, there is an apparent conflict b/w two “modes of politics” - Politics of universal equality vs. Politics of difference - Conflict: first makes to second – violates the principle of nondiscrimination (affirmative action); second makes to first – negates identity by forcing people into a homogenous mold that is untrue to them - Why apparent? Franz Kafka’s The Metamorphosis - Mother: Jewish German bourgeoisie - Father: poor Jewish Czech - Born in Prague 1883, died 1924 of TB - Hated his father - Max Brod, best friend, edited and published FK’s writings after his death (even though was asked to burn them) - Prague had Austrian problem; Czech dominant minority (when Czechs and Germans fight, Jews
Background image of page 1
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

Unformatted text preview: suffer)-Goes to secular school for Jews, taught in German (became a German speaking minority)-Lived on border of German ghetto and Christian community Novella could have been story of Franz Kafka: “Nothing can be accomplished in such a body” (his) parallels Samsa’s awkwardness as a bug Where does Samsa’s alienation come from?-Symptomatic of how Jews felt in Prague Deleuze & Guattari Minor literature: if you write in a smaller language within a larger one, it is minor (ex.: Spanish in America, French in Canada) 1. Language w/o territory (deterritorialization) 2. Everything is political 3. Everything has a collective value ALWAYS TRUE of Minor Lit:-Deterritorialization of minor languages and literature (a language w/o a territory) Kafka’s work could have been min. lit. b/c his German was awkward. Why? Perhaps he did not want his work to have an affinity with German culture...
View Full Document

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

Ask a homework question - tutors are online