The opening paragraph of the title story, "'Mamlambo", forcefully dramatises the "double optic" or paradox in the notion of resistance that Eagleton emphasises in the previous quotation and the preceding emphasis on discursiveness
The principle of discursiveness
refers to the importance of language and the meanings that are given, not only to the ways in which laws are constructed, but also to the ways in which actions taken to enforce those laws may be interpreted.
17) On the contrary, we might discern in Hazlitt's familiar essays, just such a performance, itself embodying the creative practice that it seeks to explicate, expertly negotiating the "pure" discursiveness
of philosophy and the "pure" creativity of poetry.
of the work is what makes each chapter so worthy of study.
She writes that its tone "gives in general an appearance of moral neutrality amounting to pure discursiveness
, but since the tone falters in the second of the three stanzas describing the Diver, we begin to suspect the putative neutrality of the opening and closing stanzas bracketing the middle one" (181).
Clary's work, for instance, is gorgeously atmospheric and meditative, yet through discursiveness
it resists incantation: the poems often sound like very ambitious conversations, and they are nearly always spoken to an unidentified other (which also takes the incantatory edge off the language):
Both poets avail themselves of the dialogic discursiveness
and irresolution of language, leading to the celebration of complex and inclusive identities and the rejection of ideological boundaries limiting the female poet.
Perhaps we were curious and creative, for our discursiveness
brought relief to otherwise muted hues, particularly in times and in places adverse to comprehensive sexual health education.
Recent forays into career research using the STF have seen the formulation of research using qualitative processes, multi-levelled and multi-layered recursiveness, discursiveness
and relational approaches (e.
Another disadvantage that would be perceived by positivists is the apparent discursiveness
of the answers from participants, which often do not fit neatly into easily managed categories.
In front of a gratifyingly full house, Saturday's performance from the impressive pianist Nicolas Hodges and the expert Arditti Quartet had a lively sense of discursiveness
, conversations and ideas expanding and contracting in luminous understatement.
In so doing, they hope "'to question academic discursiveness