Heterotopologies of Resistance

By Ruhtan Yalçıner.

Published by The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies

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One of the most critical assets of contemporary political philosophy might be read through the gradual shift from the explanatory remedies sought by Cartesian logic of dualism towards critical interpretation. Besides opening new horizons of understanding going beyond the meta-narratives of modernity, the drift to critical and radical interpretation has brought forth alternative ways of generating the meaning of ‘the political’. This paper, first, sets out to examine the epistemic vein of this transformation by introducing the spasmal error referring the crisis of meta-narration and re-presentation. Within this nexus of critique heterotopology is interpreted as an anti-epistemology dispositif, an epistemic perhaps, driven by not only deconstruction but also hermeneutics. Second, by enhancing metastable intensification of resistance as paracaesural activity, this paper aims at interpreting the critical contexture of heterotopia not only as spatiotemporal but also as helix milieu of positing a hermeneutic link between deconstruction and aporetic politics.

Keywords: Heterotopology, Deconstruction, Spasmal Error, Caesural Complex, Aporetic Politics, Helix Resistance

The International Journal of Critical Cultural Studies, Volume 10, Issue 3, pp.85-97. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 447.112KB).

Dr. Ruhtan Yalçıner

Lecturer in Politics and Social Sciences, Political Science Division, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Hacettepe University, Ankara, Turkey

Ruhtan Yalçıner is lecturer in Politics and Social Sciences at Hacettepe University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Ankara, Turkey. Dr. Yalçıner’s primary fields of interest include contemporary political philosophy, hermeneutics, deconstruction, phenomenology, politics of identity and alterity, theories of difference and democracy, hope and utopia studies, (post)modernity and (post)modernism.