was not a liability, but a way to start a conversation.
These assertions seem to him to replicate a Platonic escape to a reified, ahistorical fable--far from the incessant and enveloping tides of contingency and provisionality
, of the dialectic of lethe and aletheia, of hiddenness and truth.
constitut[e] the space of the political," and the political is transformed into a purely textual opposition between two regimes of narration--the temporally homogenizing master narrative of the nation and the provisionality
of micro narratives or little stories which disturb and unsettle it (1994, 273).
Robert O'Shea's article, 'The Melbourne General Cemetery: The Provisionality
of a Final Resting Place', considers how the administrative regulation and spatial organisation of the Melbourne General Cemetery has historically worked to exclude certain groups, notably Indigenous Australians, from collective memorialisation.
While postcolonial theory has proven itself potent by exposing and often deconstructing the provisionality
of imperialist rhetoric in colonial and neocolonial discourses, ecocriticism has often sought firmer ontological ground by examining the ways in which human affairs are regulated by their relation to a stable natural environment.
Turner suggests that 'the "liveness" of television, its investment in immediacy and provisionality
, is in direct conflict with the regulated production imperatives implied by genre and format'.
Predictably, the exotic Other (such as the nomad) turns out to affirms the usual suspects of postmodem celebration: "Notions of mobility, fluidity, provisionality
, and process are deemed preferable to stasis and fixity" (86).
clause that shadows the hard-working provisionality
he detects in post-Romantic lyrics: "If the hyacinth girl passage is a spot of time, it annuls its meaning in the act of affirming it" (67).
Tully's is an agonistic conception of democracy, one that realizes that conflict, negotiation and provisionality
are the stuff of politics much more than consensus, deliberation and permanence are.
The predictable sequences of the flesh are replaced by the perceived provisionality
of the material world:
Deleuze's writing on literature is seductive precisely because it alternates between assertion and provisionality
is a feature found in all text processing tools, where nothing is permanent and all content can be edited, copied, pasted, and remixed at any time (John & Wheeler, 2008).