Cosmos and History: The Journal of Natural and Social Philosophy, Vol 6, No 2 (2010)

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Movement and the Paradox of Resistance

Paulina Aroch Fugellie


In this article, I analyze the notions of sequentiality and simultaneity in Ursula K. Le Guin’s science fiction novel The Dispossessed: An Ambiguous Utopia (1974). I extrapolate this analysis to the contrasting epistemic sensibilities surrounding the concepts of ‘revolution’ and ‘resistance’ respectively. I am particularly concerned with the role these concepts play in contemporary academic production in the humanities. My aim is to understand the implications of the different conceptions of time and representation associated with each of those two concepts, and what their actual ideological operativity is in the context of the present status quo.

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