Persistencies of the dialectic: Three sites


Journal Article

After speculation that the dialectic is as yet unrealized, a kind of "unfinished project," three areas in which the dialectic remains alive are outlined: 1) in reflexivity, in which the theory of ideology demands to be confronted with the contemporary theory and experience of "multiple subject positions"; 2) in historiography, in which the dialectic is not a philosophical position but a critical operation performed on traditional historical narrative; and, finally, 3) in contradiction, a structure the dialectic does not posit, but causes to emerge and to become visible in familiar and seemingly unproblematical situations (Brecht's "estrangement effect").

Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Jameson, F

Published Date

  • September 1, 1998

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 62 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 358 - 372

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0036-8237

Citation Source

  • Scopus