“Tactics of Appropriation and the Politics of Recognition in Late Modern Democracies”

“Tactics of Appropriation and the Politics of Recognition in Late Modern Democracies”

“Tactics of Appropriation and the Politics of Recognition in Late Modern Democracies.” Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy¬†21(3): 411-433.

Abstract:¬†Readers who are not Canadian should be aware that at the time this message was conceived (prior to the deregulation of the airline industry), all Canadians flying within Canada flew Air Canada. This archetypal normal Canadian activity was selected to demonstrate similarities in Canadian lesbians’ everyday experiences that were too often overshadowed by fears of sexual difference. A reconfiguration of social identity was thus written over one of the distinguishing signs of the nation-state in a manner that temporarily realigned the forces defining citizenship. The simultaneous identity of this sign-Air Canada-as both privileged indicia of government and a legally controlled commodity with an exchange value on the market operated to prohibit this communication from becoming a form of hegemonic articulation.

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Date Published: 1993
Publisher: Political Theory: An International Journal of Political Philosophy
Publisher Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ptx