Since autobiography is about self-life therefore, it not only captures the spirit of an age but the writer also makes an effort to establish her/his autonomy through singularization
of her/his experiences.
Yet, there is no possibility of coincidence--in the sense of a total or perfect overlap--between the law-text's singularity and the singularization
of it being performed by the comparativist as he has the text turning within itself to reveal its traces (just like a glove, which doubles back on itself to show its other side), a process which Derrida often refers to as "invagination," a term he appears to have borrowed from embryology.
The living in act, in its singularity, or rather in its incessant singularization
("singularity" in fact names an event and never a singular "thing"), is reduced to a partial realization, owing its development to the circumstances, to the genome.
Bjork is adept at engaging diverse elements that produce a unity based not on some kind of integration but, rather, a form of singularization
that maintains compositional elements.
To begin, historian Michel-Rolph Trouillot, writing about the Columbus quincentenary in the United States in 1992, argues that the making of a 'public face' through commemoration necessarily depends on the singularization
of a specific historical moment; in Champlain's case, the founding of Quebec City on July 3, 1608.
17) The discrimination that informs the social composition of the andaya is the result of, and operational in, a process of singularization
wherein aragi is a restricted commodity, confined to a very narrow sphere of exchange.
12) Thus, when Cameron compares Eliot's voices to Deleuze's singularities, it seems to me that she is moving in the direction of haecceity, that is, toward an understanding of singularization
immanent to depersonalization as evermore-nuanced differentiation.
The subjectivation, singularization
and socialization of living labour is thus the aim of a movement that seeks to force the separation from capitalist command.
Machado's peremptory start to his poem certainly justifies John Sturrock's definition of autobiography as "an authoritarian mode of writing"; and the latter's provocative suggestions that "autobiography may only be the acceptable face of megalomania," that "it is the story of a singularization
," are as relevant to "Poema de un dia" as to the prose works he studies, for example, St Augustine's Confessions, or St Teresa's Life (Sturrock 15, 13, 14).
Palonen says that, for Skinner, a history of ideas should consist of the singularization
of the use of words (in statements) in relation to agents, situations, and intentions.
His brief rejection of Heidegger's nationalism is a case in point: 'the inherent logic of singularization
must lead to the reader's own rejection both of any lingering nationalism in Heidegger but also of studies of his thought that are too hasty to explicate it in terms of the cultural categories it thoroughly undermines' (p.
My own attempt at approaching the past in the light of the new poststructuralist perspectives has been through what I call "the singularization
of history", as described in my article in the JSH in 2003.
Adopting Igor Kopytoff's language, we may call this process a variant of singularization
, when a commodity is removed from circulation and marked personally.
At the same time it disfavours the singularization
of their young employees due to valuing an ideal of perfection based on the idea of training by "dressage", bur acts towards giving rise to the institution of new enunciations.
The second analogy involves the Jewish holocaust and how that atrocity was made possible by the singularization
-- that is, dehumanization -- of the Semitic people.