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Unformatted text preview: t, and exist spatially and temporally. The violence that robbed
her of her body and him of his land provided the stage upon which other violent and consensual dramas could be
enacted. Thus, they would have to be crazy, crazy enough to call not merely the actions of the world to account but
to call the world itself to account, and to account for them no less! The woman at Columbia was not demanding to be a participant in an
and, by extension, the grammar of their suffering—was indeed an ethical grammar. Perhaps their unethical network of distribution: she was not demanding a place within capital, a piece of the pie (the demand for her sofa notwithstanding). Rather, she was
articulating a triangulation between, on the one hand, the loss of her body, the very dereliction of her corporeal integrity, what Hortense Spillers charts as the transition from being a being to becoming a “being for the captor ” (206), the drama of value (the stage upon which
surplus value is extracted from labor powe...
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