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Fractured community

Fractured community

Secomb, Linnell (2000) Fractured community. Hypatia, 15 (2). pp. 133-150. ISSN 1527-2001 (online) (doi:

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Unity, commonality, and agreement are generally understood to be the basis, or the aim, of community. This paper argues instead that disagreement and fracture are inherent to, and provide the expression of difference within, community. Drawing on the experience of race relations in Australia, this paper proposes that ongoing resistance and disagreement by Aboriginal groups against non-Aboriginal law and culture has enabled an unworking of homogenizing and totalizing forces which destroy alterity within community.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: [1] In Hypatia, Volume 15, Issue 2, May 2003. Special Issue - Going Australian: Reconfiguring Feminism and Philosphy.
Uncontrolled Keywords: community, difference, alterity, Jean-Luc Nancy
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > B Philosophy (General)
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Humanities & Social Sciences
School of Humanities & Social Sciences > Department of Social, Political & Cultural Studies
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