segunda-feira, fevereiro 20, 2006

Disaffiliation and defiance

Those who voted No without really knowing why- perhaps simply because they did not wish to play the game into which they had so often been trapped; because they too refused to be integrated into the wondrous Yes for a “ready for occupancy” Europe- their No was the voice of those jettisoned by the system of representation: exiles too, like the immigrants themselves, from the process of socialization. (…) Many now live, culturally and politically, as immigrants in a country which can no longer offer them a definition of national belonging. They are disaffiliated, as Robert Castel has put it.
J. Baudrillard, Pyres of Autumn (New Left Review, Jan. Feb.)