unthinkability


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The cumulative effect of these imagings--from the new/unsuccessful immigrant trope to the sidelining of Hmong actors in the creation of Gran Torino--may be the unthinkability of Hmong as productive, proactive players in American society.
In my "Caring and Incapacity," I argue that the phenomenon of unthinkability is a consequence of the boundary-driven structure of deliberation.
But, as Jacques Lacan suggests of the drive, the unthinkability of such "[w]ill to destruction" may be synonymous with the equally impossible "[w]ill to make a fresh start," "a will to begin again" (212).