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Carnivalizing Difference by David Shepherd, Charles Platter, Paul Allen Miller, Peter I. Barta

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INTRODUCTION BEGINNING THE DIALOGUE: BAKHTIN AND OTHERS

Peter I. Barta, Paul Allen Miller, Charles Platter, and David Shepherd

 

Dialogics enables the differential unification of ecology and feministics that can produce a new perception of the relationship of humanity and world, and a praxis that works toward the decentering dealienation of andro/anthropocentric humanism and the reintegrative, affirmative dissolution of the intellectual isolation of “radical” skepticism. (Murphy 1991, 40)

At base, Bakhtin was an intentionalist and a neohumanist — revisionist, quirky, at times provocatively inconsistent, but on balance the textual record indicates it is with “poststructuralism's nemesis, a banal humanism” […] that Bakhtin's values lay. His thought ...

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