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    The Case of Djamila Boupacha and an Ethics of Ambiguity: Opacity, Marronage, and the Veil.Ruthanne Crapo Kim - 2022 - CLR James Journal 28 (1):159-179.
    In this article, I briefly sketch the “right to opacity” that Édouard Glissant details in Poetics of Relation and situate it as an ethical imperative with Simone de Beauvoir’s Ethics of Ambiguity, contrasting the distinctive contributions of opacity and ambiguity toward ethical-political living. I apply the principles of opacity and ambiguity toward one of Beauvoir’s most political and only co-written works, Pour Djamila Boupacha. I argue that the polyvalent use of the Islamic veil during the Algerian War for Independence reveals (...)
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    Disidentification in Irigaray and Anzaldúa: Nepantla and Sexuate Politics.Ruthanne Crapo Kim - 2022 - Sophia 61 (1):169-185.
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    Creolizing Place, Origin, and Difference: The Opaque Waters between Glissant and Irigaray.Ruthanne Crapo Kim - 2022 - Hypatia 37 (4):765-783.
    This article brings Édouard Glissant's theory of creolization into critical conversation with Luce Irigaray's sexuate difference theory and suggests creolization as a process capable of reconfiguring place and origin. Such a creolized conception, the article suggests, fissures narratives of legitimacy, possession, and lawful order, pseudo-claims utilized to dismiss antiracist protests. The article traces Irigaray's critique of woman as place and origin with her conception of the interval. It examines how Glissant's analysis of the womb-abyss clarifies and strategically obscures racialization as (...)
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