By Antonio Viego
Viego argues that the repeated subject matters of wholeness, completeness, and transparency with admire to ethnic and racialized subjectivity are essentially challenging as those subject matters finally lend themselves to the undertaking of coping with and controlling ethnic and racialized topics via positing them as totally knowable, calculable sums: as lifeless matters. He asserts that the refusal of severe race and ethnic reports students to learn ethnic and racialized topics in a Lacanian framework—as divided matters, cut up in language—contributes to a racist discourse. targeting theoretical, old, and literary paintings in Latino reports, he mines the implicit connection among Latino reviews’ concept of the “border topic” and Lacan’s idea of the “barred topic” in language to argue that Latino reports is poised to craft a serious multiculturalist, anti-racist Lacanian account of subjectivity whereas including historic texture and specificity to Lacanian theory.
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Dead Subjects: Toward a Politics of Loss in Latino Studies by Antonio Viego