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Borderland Selves: Rethinking Identity in Contemporary Global/Local Articulations
Unformatted Document Text:  things that makes them appear what they are. Coherence, in the sense it is used here (i.e., as the constant interplay of repetition and rupture), emerges in the course of concrete embodied practices (whether institutional or individual) and out of the set of relations that those practices constitute (and within which they are inscribed). Thus, coherence is a conditional process, always lodged in contingency. From this perspective then coherence or coherences refer to fluid, dynamic and emergent (that is, contingently produced) articulations or ensembles of heterogeneous elements, whose consistency and persistence is never permanent and therefore can always be different. As such, the identity of a “unity” (whether that of the subject, meaning, the nation- state, the global or the local) is at the same time both centered and decentered (although, and this is important to underline, neither one nor the other). Centered, for it always requires an operation of closure, the production of frontier effects, to maintain its relational consistency; and decentered since such a closure can never be fully achieved for it always requires “something” other than itself for its constitution (which is never some “thing” as such, but rather a relation to a missing fullness). At once constituted by these two movements and at the very limit between them (an “in-between” that is at the same time productive of both “poles”); identity is always intersticial (Bhabha [1996] uses the evocative term of “intersticial emergence” to signal both of these aspects); and therefore a process constantly fraught with ambiguity, marked by undecidability. Such a marker is not, however, that of a negation of identity’s intelligibility, assertion, and consistency, but its very possibility – a possibility that at the same time is never fully realized, that never comes to be for it is always a becoming.

Authors: Correa, Andres.
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things that makes them appear what they are. Coherence, in the sense it is used here (i.e., as
the constant interplay of repetition and rupture), emerges in the course of concrete embodied
practices (whether institutional or individual) and out of the set of relations that those
practices constitute (and within which they are inscribed). Thus, coherence is a conditional
process, always lodged in contingency.
From this perspective then coherence or coherences refer to fluid, dynamic and
emergent (that is, contingently produced) articulations or ensembles of heterogeneous
elements, whose consistency and persistence is never permanent and therefore can always be
different. As such, the identity of a “unity” (whether that of the subject, meaning, the nation-
state, the global or the local) is at the same time both centered and decentered (although, and
this is important to underline, neither one nor the other). Centered, for it always requires an
operation of closure, the production of frontier effects, to maintain its relational consistency;
and decentered since such a closure can never be fully achieved for it always requires
“something” other than itself for its constitution (which is never some “thing” as such, but
rather a relation to a missing fullness). At once constituted by these two movements and at
the very limit between them (an “in-between” that is at the same time productive of both
“poles”); identity is always intersticial (Bhabha [1996] uses the evocative term of
“intersticial emergence” to signal both of these aspects); and therefore a process constantly
fraught with ambiguity, marked by undecidability. Such a marker is not, however, that of a
negation of identity’s intelligibility, assertion, and consistency, but its very possibility – a
possibility that at the same time is never fully realized, that never comes to be for it is
always a becoming.


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