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Unformatted text preview: ngs into crisis the notion of the human itself. Without the textual categories of dress, diet, medicine, crafts, physical
appearance, and most important, work, the Khoisan stood in refusal of the invitation to become Anthropological Man. S/he was the void in discourse that could only be
designated as idleness. Thus, the Khoisan' s status within discourse was not that of an opponent or an
interlocutor, but rather of an unspeakable scandal. His/her position within the discourse was one of
disarticulation, for he/she did little or nothing to fortify and extend the interlocutory life of the discourse .
Just as the Khoisan presented the discourse of the Cape with an anthropological scandal, so the Black subject in the Western Hemisphere, the slave, presents Marxism
and American textual practice with a historical scandal. American Narrative
The Native Americans and Latinos unlike the black body fall within the realm of
European discourse of historical Axis
Wilderson, Professor UCI, 2003 (Frank B., “The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal”, Soc Justice
30 no2 2003, Accessed 8-4-1...
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