These two very different kinds of places, inscriptive
or matrical, occupy different kinds of space under various temporalities.
There is now a rich anthropological literature concerning various forms of inscriptive
practice employed by Arrernte, Warlpiri and Western Desert peoples in Central Australia.
Both methods will have to partner with each other in English classrooms of the near future, but our students will often have surpassed their teachers in seeing morphological or inscriptive
detail beyond the linguistic realm.
This direct spatialization thesis leads me to propose an incremental, or additive view of social space, in which every act of writing (but perhaps also other inscriptive
and productive processes, and potentially all material culture) creates "more" social space, just as conversely, less social space results when texts are deleted or destroyed.
4) With a similar emphasis on the corporeal as an inscriptive
and abstracted surface for both pain and pleasure, Salcedo's series Disremembered (2014) conjures a loosely woven and ethereal tunic seemingly occupied by an absent body.
Yet whereas neoliberalism relies upon an inscriptive
mentality of 'self-discipline', it does so through the continued reliance on a sovereign subjectivity.
Intensifying the problem of reference showcased by Gentleman's Agreement--what sort of inscriptive
practices are we engaging when we use words like "Jew," "Jewish," and "Jewishness"?
Johnson, whose stated aim in God's Trombones was to preserve the speech sounds and rhetorical delivery of black folk sermons, was given an inscriptive
medium beyond the printed page for precisely this purpose.
If that which is remembered "is defined by the assumed identity" and "identity and memories are highly selective, inscriptive
rather than descriptive, serving particular interests and ideological positions" (Gillis, 1994: 4), then the conceptualization and expression of forgetting is, just as relevant as remembrance and identity, in the choice of affiliation, retro-projection or imagination of the past (Ribeiro, 2013: 159-160).
As Robinson observed that Muslim communities had to deal with the reality of a new and powerful adversary who not only introduced changes that fundamentally affected their economic position (in case of Bengali Muslims) constantly and successively, but also eroded the inscriptive
rules by which success and status were determined (Robinson, 1974).
In particular, it highlights how women's bodies became a site of intervention and an inscriptive
surface "on which laws, morality, values, [and] power [were] inscribed" (Grosz 1995, 33).
1994 "The Dreaming, Human Agency and Inscriptive