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Apart from its cinematic language, the sketchy backstory of Infernal Affairs also serves to underscore Hong Kong's cultural narrative of uprootedness. As previously mentioned, the backstory in Infernal Affairs lasts only about three minutes, offering a few episodic details about Lau's initiation into Hon's undercover gang, Chan's recruitment as a police undercover, and their partly overlapping experience at the police academy.
Suffice it to say, Weil's description of uprootedness as a "self-propagating" social disorder illuminates one of the least understood, least examined aspects of the ideology of race--its injurious psychological, and perhaps neural, impact on individuals and groups positioned to internalize, act out, and ostensibly, benefit from its suggestions.
Many of them suffer distress and violence linked to poverty, uprootedness, and exclusion.
Ultimately, Cassin shows how contemporary philosophy opens up the political stakes of rootedness and uprootedness, belonging and foreignness, helping us to reimagine our relations to others in a global and plurilingual world.
While, in the final section of the autobiography, Eva suggests that exile might be "the archetypal condition of contemporary lives," and her "very uprootedness" and "acute sense of dislocation" (Hoffman 1998 : 197) might be what unite her with a generation of Americans, her relation to her Eastern European past and her experience of dislocation provide her with the resources for resisting complete assimilation.
The model of mission that fits the diaspora initiatives is thus the Johannine version--"as the Father has sent me, so I send you" (John 20:21)--with its implications of humble service and vulnerability, because it follows the incarnation principle: "Christ's life and ministry included the travail of a refugee, the pain of uprootedness, and the alienation that comes with being a stranger.
The author was keenly and painfully aware of the sense of uprootedness that his father Nick experienced in America and its consequences on the family.
In other words, if the human condition is one of uprootedness to begin with--as modernism claims--then the hobo-hero at least retains a sense of agency unavailable to his static counterparts" (2009: 40).
Nonetheless, in A Thousand Plateaus, the inspiration for such a binary reading, Gilles Deleuze and Felix Guattari clearly refer to smooth space as the frequent locus of war and uprootedness (see, for example, 474 and 490).
This is the sort of thing that UKIP are trying to tap into and exploit: this feeling of disconnectedness and uprootedness, not having a lot of power and control over things that really matter in your life--your workplace, your family, your public services.
It's her ghostly inspiration that leads to the stories of numerous family members and landsmen, a personal collective history of Jewish uprootedness.
Here, as Malkki (1997) argues, is an example of scholars pathologizing refugee "uprootedness," since identity is assumed to be connected to nationhood, without accounting for people that move.
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