TITLE

On the Politics of Cultural Theory: A Case for "Contaminated" Cultural Critique

AUTHOR(S)
Stewart, Kathleen
PUB. DATE
June 1991
SOURCE
Social Research;Summer91, Vol. 58 Issue 2, p395
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article races the cultural politics of constructive social-scientific theorizing and contaminated deconstructive theorizing. Constructive social-scientific theorizing sees its object from a decontaminated distance while contaminated deconstructive theorizing disrupts the distance between observing subject and the real world of objects. It is the essential function of narrative to bear witness, to leave a trace, to confer form in life and so survive. The author suggests that cultural critics also follow the traces. And to do so requires more than good intentions and a relativist method posing as a theory.
ACCESSION #
9612131582

 

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