Lukács and Adorno, this demand for mimesis produces, as Henry
Mimesis in black and white
Louis Gates Jr. remarks, ‘an overly mimetic conception of oppositional literature’.8
Yet, this often unexamined interconnection between the ‘mimetic’ and the ‘oppositional’ produces what Paul Gilroy diagnoses as the politics of fulfilment, that is, politics ‘content to play occidental rationality at its own game’.9 By legitimating the
contextual integration of aesthetics into cultural logic, even if it is a logic of opposition, this ahistorical appeal to mimesis, I would
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27 J. E. Wills Jr, ‘Ch’ing Relations with the Dutch, 1662–1690’, in J. K. Fairbank (ed.), The
Chinese World Order (Cambridge, 1968), p. 228.
28 P. van Dam, Beschrijvinge van de Oostindishe Compagnie, ed. F. W. Stapel (4 vols in 7
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resource management patterns and practices compatible with
ecologically rational and sustainable governance.
This has led some to recommend the break-up of central
government in favour of self-governing, self-sufficient bio-regions
(see Sale 1984a and b). Apart from the somewhat astonishing
neglect of the value of individual autonomy in certain proposals,
one could muster empirical and instrumental counterarguments.
Natural regions and areas are today so interpenetrated and transgressed by linked human
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opportunity to offer amendments to legislation. The motivation behind such amendments can vary. If different versions
of the same bill emerge from the House and Senate, it is often
necessary to call a House-Senate Conference to iron out the
differences before the bill can be sent to the White House for
the President’s signature.
1 P. F. Boller Jr., Congressional Anecdotes (Oxford: Oxford University
Press, 1991), p. 181.
ironically to go ‘backwards’. Back, in the sense
that Edward Said in Culture and Imperialism has gone back, to the study
of the collective properties of imaginative literature as a distinct modality within imperial culture, and away from the analysis of such literature
as functionally interchangeable with social science and administrative
writings.13 Back then to notions of totality, mediation and ideology as
1 Gayatri C. Spivak, ‘Three Women’s Texts and a Critique of Imperialism’, in
Henry Louis Gates, Jr (ed.), ‘Race’, Writing and Difference
Rattansi (London: Sage Publications, in association
with the Open University, 1992).
4 See, for example, the early work of Homi Bhabha ‘The Other Question …’,
Screen, 24, 6 (1983), pp. 18–36, and ‘Signs Taken for Wonders: Questions of
Ambivalence and Authority under a Tree Outside Delhi, May 1817’, in Henry
Louis Gates, Jr (ed.), ‘Race’, Writing and Difference (Chicago: University of
Chicago Press, 1986), pp. 108–64.
5 For an excellent account of the historical dynamics and precedents to Kant’s
third critique see Howard Caygill’s ‘Post-modernism and Judgement’,
2000; Klinkner and Smith 1998; Kryder
2000; Layton 2000; Plummer 1996; Von Eschen 1997). The
main object of this scrutiny was the United States’ egregious treatment of African Americans and other minorities.
(Already in 1919, Woodrow Wilson’s articulation of his
14-point programme for a new world order was challenged
by Black Americans setting out their 14-point programme for
the achievement of democracy at home (Rosenberg 1999).)
Writing from jail in Birmingham, Alabama in 1963, Martin
Luther King Jr. angrily declared: ‘we have waited for more
than 340 years for our
., pp. 44–5.
9 The Union of Democratic Control was formed in September 1914 by Charles Trevelyan,
E.D. Morel, Norman Angell and J.R. MacDonald and, although concerned with possible
‘Prussianism’ resulting from the Defence of the Realm Act, its main aims were to press for
greater public accountability in foreign affairs (an end to secret diplomacy), improved international understanding and a fair peace settlement. The first meeting of its General Council
was held on 17 November 1914. The UDC and its approach were not based upon an individualistic, aesthetic opposition