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discursive strategies. The scandal with which the black subject position threatens Gramscian discourse is
manifest in the subject’s ontological disarticulation of Gramscian categories: work, progress, production,
exploitation, hegemony, and historical self-awareness. By examining the strategy and structure of the black subject’s
absence in Antonio Gramsci’s Prison Notebooks and by contemplating the black subject’s
incommensurability with the key categories of Gramscian theory, we come face to face with three unsettling consequences. Cap can never solve for blackness since it ignores racism and white supremacy
Wilderson, Professor UCI, 2003 (Frank, Gramsci’s Black Marx: Whither the Slave in Civil Society?”, Social
Identities, Volume 9, Number 2, 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
Firstly, the black American subject imposes a radical incoherence upon the assumptive logic of Gramscian
discourse. In other words, s/he implies a scandal. Secondly, the black subject reveals...
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