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Derrida/Blanchot/Boltanski: Borderdiscourse

Derrida/Blanchot/Boltanski: Borderdiscourse Stephen Barker The Comparatist, Volume 28, May 2004, pp. 96-111 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.2004.0011 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/414795/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 10:57 GMT from JHU Libraries VEKKIVA/BLANCHOT/BOLTANSKI Image 1: "Monument: The Children of Dijon' Vol 28 (200V: 96 THE COMPAKATIST Stephen Barker It was almost easy for him, there where he lived, to live almost without a sign, almost without a self, as if at the border of writing; close to this word, barely a word, rather a word too many, and in that nothing but a word. (Blanchot, The Step Not Beyond 7) We face a border crisis, the radical transformation of the very idea of border.1 And those now rather quaint lines at the boundaries of what we at least for the moment still call nations, across which some of us can go with rather troubling ease are, for all their complex ephemerality, only the simplest of notions of the border with which we now must deal. Though this radical sans frontières evolution in what Jacques Derrida calls "world-wide-ization" is playing, socially and politically, the double role of making us strangers to borders, and http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png The Comparatist University of North Carolina Press

Derrida/Blanchot/Boltanski: Borderdiscourse

The Comparatist , Volume 28 – Oct 3, 2012

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Stephen Barker The Comparatist, Volume 28, May 2004, pp. 96-111 (Article) Published by The University of North Carolina Press DOI: https://doi.org/10.1353/com.2004.0011 For additional information about this article https://muse.jhu.edu/article/414795/summary Access provided at 18 Feb 2020 10:57 GMT from JHU Libraries VEKKIVA/BLANCHOT/BOLTANSKI Image 1: "Monument: The Children of Dijon' Vol 28 (200V: 96 THE COMPAKATIST Stephen Barker It was almost easy for him, there where he lived, to live almost without a sign, almost without a self, as if at the border of writing; close to this word, barely a word, rather a word too many, and in that nothing but a word. (Blanchot, The Step Not Beyond 7) We face a border crisis, the radical transformation of the very idea of border.1 And those now rather quaint lines at the boundaries of what we at least for the moment still call nations, across which some of us can go with rather troubling ease are, for all their complex ephemerality, only the simplest of notions of the border with which we now must deal. Though this radical sans frontières evolution in what Jacques Derrida calls "world-wide-ization" is playing, socially and politically, the double role of making us strangers to borders, and

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Published: Oct 3, 2012

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