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Unformatted text preview: y's semiotics; we have a past, but notaheritage. To the
data-generating demands of the Historical Axis, we present a virtual blank, much like that which the
Khoisan presented to the Anthropological Axis. This places us in a structurally impossible position, one that is outside the articulations of
hegemony. However, it also places hegemony in a structurally impossible position because - and this is key - our presence
works back upon the grammar of hegemony and threatens it with incoherence. If every subject - even the most massacred among them, Indians - is required to have
analogs within the nation's structuring narrative, and the experience of one subject, upon whom the nation's order of wealth was built, is without analog, then that
subject's presence destabilizes all other analogs. Absolute Dereliction
Blackness is the magnetization of gratuitous violence
Wilderson, Professor UCI, 2003 (Frank B., “The Prison Slave as Hegemony’s (Silent) Scandal”, Soc Justice
30 no2 2003, Accessed 8-4-12, MR)
Fanon (1968: 37) writes, "decolonization, which sets out to change the order of the world, is, obviously, a program of complete disorder." If we take him at his word,
then we must accept that no other body functions in the Imaginary, the Svmbolic, or the R...
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