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n.1.The quality of being irresolvable; irresolvableness.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Put simply, Catherine's behavior is better read as a studied response to the irresolvability between the ideals and realities of wartime nursing than as female foolishness.
This unknowability, irresolvability lingers in a suspended relationship to hysteria.
The delineative-associative tension is rather an unappreciated limit or, from another perspective, virtue of the nature of citizenship, one with which citizenship theory needs to (and can) come to terms as a constitutive feature of its subject: citizenship can provide the site for contesting who belongs and who does not, but it cannot resolve the ground of membership, and citizenship relies on and holds open that permanent irresolvability in order to allow (and indeed make it necessary for) citizens to assert their membership to each other and to articulate, challenge, and restructure society's unstable terrain of belonging in the process.
Indeed, they tragically embody the irresolvability of the early modern paradox: aliens who are neither white nor black, Christian but yet Muslim, Spanish and in spite of that (or precisely because of it) non-Europeans, frequently characterized as "mongrel dogs or beasts".
(7) This was followed by similarly sobering films: Cassandra's Dream (2007), a present-day morality tale; Vicky Christina Barcelona, a narrative of troubled relationships cast in the shadow of irresolvability; and You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010), a grim ensemble piece sardonically exploring the many facets of faith in contemporary life.