His research focuses on the Imperiality
of Power and Geopolitical Memory.
25) Kill fetuses (26) and burn the flag, (27) but pervies get immunity, (28) In place of liberty and law there is imperiality
For instance, consider what in my previous writings (Tamdgidi 2006 (4)), I have argued for regarding the value of considering a typology of imperiality in a world-history context, identifying the modern (economic) form as only one form among a trilogy of political, cultural, and economic modes of imperiality appearing in world-history.
Should not a liberating philosophy be able to help us become aware of not only actual, but also potential modes of imperiality that may still lurk behind seemingly "antisystemic movements" challenging the Western status quo at the present?
One Dussel that is genuinely and explicitly aware of how Western imperiality has subjugated, sidelined, and ignored other cultural and philosophical traditions, and another Dussel that subsumes, say, Iranian contributions to Islamic philosophy under a general "Arab philosophy" rubric.
There are three sections: in the first part relevant aspects of the contemporary literature on imperialism are critically considered with emphasis being given to the relationality of imperial power, the difference between imperiality and imperialism and the problem of the agents of power.
First, why might it be useful to distinguish imperiality from imperialism and secondly, how might we account for the imperialist drive in the current conjuncture?
An imperialist strategy is thus essentially developed within the political space of the state but this does not mean that imperialist ideas are only confined to this domain--they can be seen as being potentially sedimented in all the varying spheres of Western society and economy and this is where the notion of imperiality can be useful.
I can very well give to French imperiality
many other signifiers besides a Negro's salute: a French general pins a decoration on a one-armed Senegalese, a nun hands a cup of tea to a bed-ridden Arab, a white school-master teaches attentive piccaninnies: the press undertakes every day to demonstrate that the store of mythical signifiers is inexhaustible.
The case for Britain and Britishness lies, Schwyzer argues, in the fact that the three virtues celebrated and nostalgically desired by Tudor writers were all peculiarly British: insularity, antiquity, and imperiality
In this case, then, the myth of French imperiality
empties the picture's meaning of whatever history and value it may have apart from myth, on "its own" ("it belongs," he says, "to a history .
Perhaps building on Aime Cesaire's understanding of the Western imperiality
as a poison spreading throughout the world, the best example is the West's view of itself, as its most central significations of itself are those of benevolence and innocence.