Saturday, November 20, 2004

Deconstructing Constructivism: Subsemantic narrative and dialectic construction

In the works of Burroughs, a predominant concept is the concept of posttextual reality. In a sense, the subject is contextualised into a dialectic construction that includes truth as a totality. McElwaine[3] holds that we have to choose between the capitalist paradigm of expression and subpatriarchial narrative.
Therefore, the subject is interpolated into a subsemantic narrative that includes sexuality as a whole. Derrida uses the term 'dialectic construction' to denote not theory per se, but posttheory.
But if the subcapitalist paradigm of discourse holds, we have to choose between dialectic construction and capitalist neodialectic theory. The characteristic theme of Bailey's[4] model of the subcapitalist paradigm of discourse is the role of the reader as artist. In a sense, Prinn[5] suggests that we have to choose between subcultural materialist theory and precultural narrative. The premise of dialectic construction holds that consciousness may be used to reinforce capitalism, given that language is distinct from culture. Link

Some wicked impulse caused me to revisit one of my favorite sites on the internet, the Postmodern Generator. Here is a place that spits out erudite essays at the touch of a button, specifically the "refresh" button on your keyboard. They write at the end, "The essay you have just seen is completely meaningless and was randomly generated by the Postmodernism Generator. To generate another essay, follow this link."

Sometimes as I follow political commentary, I get lost in the showers of cute remarks, insults and broad-brush splattering. It seems everyone has an agenda and is more interested in building support for a point of view than trying to discover how that point of view may have room for improvement.
Ignorance in my case is a great blessing. I do not pretend to have a lot of answers, just more questions. Maybe that's why I like the postmodern generator.

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