A complex, dreadful piece of history becomes an undialectical
ordeal of viciousness and victimhood.
While BiDil might be said to ontologize blackness as a corporeal truth for market accumulation, the neoliberal logics and spatial technologies of medical hot spotting work to ontologize racialized spaces--they ontologize structural racism as space, as transparent/self-evident, race-neutral, dehistoricized, undialectical
12) Edward Said noticed this omission ("the injunction laid on the Jews by God to exterminate their opponents") in a critical review of Michael Walzer's much-read book Exodus and Revolution, which he indicts as "so undialectical
, so simplifying, so ahistorical and reductive.
Foucault questioned why time has traditionally been seen as "richness, fecundity, life, dialectic" while space has been treated as "the dead, the fixed, the undialectical
, the immobile" (Foucault 1980, 70), when, as Einstein had demonstrated, the two are inextricably bound together.
Heidegger's aims of "ahistorical truth" and "an essentially undialectical
philosophy" ("The Actuality of Philosophy" 35).
253, Perhaps unlike Althusser and Foucault, then, Adorno is far more difficult to situate within the rigid, undialectical
polarity of humanism versus anti-humanism, For more on this discussion of humanism within the tradition of Althusserian Marxism and its relation to post-structuralism, see Simon Choat, Marx through Post-Structuralism: Lyotard, Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze (New York, Continuum: 2012).
He faults not only the undialectical
way of thinking that lies behind Yoder's claim of a "faithful church" but also asserts that his claim is accompanied by an arrogant spirit and a confusion of categories.
The accompanying body of critical work, though acutely aware of the place of production (namely urban centers that facilitated the distribution of cultural artifacts), has not always focused on the importance of space within said production, or as Michel Foucault plainly states, "space was treated as the dead, the fixed, the undialectical
, the immobile.
James's orientation in relation to European culture and politics was not, in other words, an ahistorical or undialectical
However these instances are not indiscriminate and appear when Thompson is most interested in declaiming intellectual absolutisms and a priori reasoning, when he is repudiating authority and intellectual elitism, and when he is questioning the undialectical
condemnation of whole traditions of thought and political practice.
Freire argued that a true praxis is impossible in the undialectical
vacuum driven by a separation of the individual from the object of their study.
But precisely where Zuidervaart should be ambivalent, he becomes undialectical